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The Latest from Egypt

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanassis Cambanis, professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, author of A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah's Legions and Their Endless War Against Israeland blogger on Egypt for The Atlantic, joins us to discuss the latest from the Egyptian elections. Then Jehane Noujaim, Egyptian-American filmmaker, talks about her work in Egypt and her recent detention by Egyptian security forces.

Guests:

Thanassis Cambanis and Jehane Noujaim
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Comments [5]

jgarbuz from Queens

Iranian press is already calling Egypt a "new Iran." Naturally, the are backing the Muslim Brotherhood, and Iran already has its proxies with power in Lebanon, Gaza, and soon in Libya, Egypt and Bahrain. The only thing that unites the Arabs is Islam, not democracy, and democracy has a long row to hoe yet before it become a reality in the Middle East.

Nov. 29 2011 11:27 AM
DarkSymbolist from NYC!

A theology based government is never a good thing

Nov. 29 2011 11:25 AM
stuart from nyc

i just turned on the radio, but wondering if the discussion about the muslim brotherhood has included their terrorist connections to hamas and other similar groups.

Nov. 29 2011 11:24 AM
Salma from Brooklyn, NY

I am an Egyptian American, this month is a big deal for me - I became an American citizen and at the same time there were the first free elections in my country of origin. My 90-yr-old grandfather voted for the first time in his life yesterday. Watching from afar, despite the uncertainty, I can't help having hope for whatever is to come in Egypt.

Nov. 29 2011 11:22 AM
Ken from Bronx

I'm listening to the woman talk about the elections in Egypt.

She says the Religious Conservatives have been focused on getting out their vote while the Liberals have been camping in the public square.

Sound familiar, fellow Americans?

Nov. 29 2011 11:21 AM

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