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Weekend Reading: Egypt’s Groupthink, Supreme Court Ruling, and State Propaganda

by Steven A. Cook
June 15, 2012

A man reads the headlines of local newspapers in Cairo, a day after former leader Hosni Mubarak was handed a life prison sentence (Ammar Awad/Courtesy Reuters). A man reads the headlines of local newspapers in Cairo, a day after former leader Hosni Mubarak was handed a life prison sentence (Ammar Awad/Courtesy Reuters).

The Sandmonkey says Egypt’s revolutionaries suffer from Groupthink.

The BBC offers a Q&A on this week’s ruling by the Egyptian Supreme Court, explaining exactly what it means and what impact it might have going forward.

Diana Moukalled writes on Asharq Alawsat¬†about the recent Egyptian television propaganda sponsored by “state entities” which labeled foreigners as “spies.”

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