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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).


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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