Is Egypt’s Revolution Failing?

So wonders Thannasis Cambanis in the Atlanic: he catalogues a grim succession of events suggesting two trends: 1) the inexperienced leaders of Tahrir are stumbling out of the gate as they attempt to transform their unruly movement into a viable political machine; 2) Egypt’s military rulers are taking cautious measures to shore up their power, clamp down on dissidents, and prolong many of the insidious institutions of the Mubarak regime, including emergency and state control of the media. The parliamentary elections scheduled for the end of the year will be a key proving ground, I’d guess.

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