Revolutionary Politics and the Trap of Populist Temptation: Thoughts on the Egyptian Left, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Revolution

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy
Author(s): Amr Abdulrahman

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The Revolutionary Socialists, a longstanding Marxist political organization in Egypt, recently issued a controversial statement calling on Egypt’s democratic forces – and the left, of course – to stop classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as part of the counterrevolutionary camp, which includes the military and security apparatus of the ruling elite. In what seemed to be a call to unite with the Brotherhood in a new revolutionary front, the statement said that attempts to create a “third alternative” to the current dictatorship and the Islamist opposition are no more than an implicit endorsement of the military dictatorship…

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