Egypt: tear gas and hotels

[ by Charles Cameron ]

Here are two data-points to drop into the mind-pool as we think about current events in Egypt, the Middle East in general, and the way the world turns.

DoubleQuotes is my name for the format I’m using here, which I came up with a few years back on Brainstorms.  The idea is simply to generate fresh insights by juxtaposing two thoughts – be they images, quotes, or even equations (I don’t have the technical chops for music or film clips yet) — in condensed, haiku-like form.

Think of them as pebbles dropped in a pond, watch the ripples…

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One Response to Egypt: tear gas and hotels

  1. librarybob1 says:

    Neither side knows much about the other, eh? But on another plane, where there may be similarity:

    “[T]he unpreparedness of the educated classes, the lack of practical links between them and the mass of the people, their laziness, and, let it be said, their cowardice at the decisive moment of the struggle will give rise to tragic mishaps.”
    — Frantz Fanon (The Wretched of the Earth)

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