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of recent events in Egypt could lead one into thinking that violence is
everywhere. Egypt is not currently
sinking into a "quagmire of violence." It could happen, but that is not inevitable. Unfortunately, whenever I see U.S.
media report, the story is almost completely about violence. Today there is music playing in Tahrir
Square, and it's like one big street party.
30 June events were most definitely a popular uprising. The army then stepped in to prevent
things into deteriorating into civil war and for reasons of its own. â€¦ But the governing coalition put into
place isn't bad--it includes a lot of technocrats, from a broad spectrum of
political groups. It doesn't
include the Islamicists. They
refuse to participate, not being very happy about being ousted. The cabinet includes four economists,
and I hope they implement change on the economy quickly, as its collapse would
make blood run in the streets. Eating regularly has become more
difficult for so many people since 2011.