(EBOOK READ) [Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East] Author By David D. Kirkpatrick

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Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East

Summary Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East

D I did One feels sympathy for the suffering of the Egyptian people and admiration *For Those Who Report On *those who report on and fight against it An easy to read description of an important part of history I read this book to begin to understand the complexity of that extraordinary time of hope and despair in egyptkirkpatrick time of hope and despair in EgyptKirkpatrick book puts a face on the juicy tale of revolution and then not and helped me appreciate the tension and the struggle I liked Kirkpatrick s personal association with so many of the characters in the drama Kirkpatrick an NYTIMES reporter in the Middle East for about 5 ears brings us the undeniably tragic story "Of The Egyptian Revolution Of "the Egyptian revolution of and its regression into tyranny This is a great book for people who haven t really followed Egyptian politics since the ARab spring and need a refresher I haven t finished the book et but it s clearly documenting one of the most important moments in Egyptian recent history I recommend it to anyone interested in understanding the reasons behind the Egyptian uprising failure As someone who followed the events the book covers closely from outside Egypt I was amazed of the details that this book uncovers that I did not know because much of them were not public information at that time The author does a terrific job in giving background and describing the mentality of the various classes of the people it covers He has genius uotes that gives good portrait of how these people think It tells a very sad et true story about what happened in Egypt in the second decade of this century This book for sure is one of the best if not the best. One of the American backed regional order So when Egyptians rose up to demand democracy in 2011 their 30 months of freedom convulsed the whole region Now a new strongman Abdel Fattah el Sisi is building a dictatorship so severe some call it totalitarian The economy sputters an insurgency simmers Christians suffer and the Israeli military has been forc. Book that covers this era of the Egyptian political history How lucky we are to have had such a brave and insightful NY Times correspondent in Egypt He tells a sad story sad brave and insightful NY Times correspondent in Egypt He tells a sad story sad Egyptian whose revolution and *Wobbling Democracy Was Stolen By The Military *democracy was stolen by the military by General Sisi who now rules a violent police state Even sadder is that many Egyptian liberals misread his intentions so badly they helped him to power to their later regret And it is sad for the United States which did little to halt the slide into military dictatorship and most of whose top officials in the military political class actually preferred that result And even though President Obama apparently did not he was remarkably ineffectual Now of course President Trump and his administration are in love with general sisi it didn in love with General Sisi It didn have to be this way I could rarely find any text in any form that presented a true unbiased and professional encounter of the tragic events that happened in Egypt from late 2010 till early 2018 This is one of the few titles that did this It did it well My wife and I recently visited Egypt We spent the months prior reading about ancient Egypt there is a lot of it to absorb We had a great visit the ancient sites did not disappoint We spent less time on the state of present day Egypt We were generally aware of its recent history and decided it was safe enough for a trip we had wanted to make for a number of ears But it was obvious while we were there present day Egypt is not an easy place to live dirty rundown divided This book helps explain that part of the story It is not a pretty picture but important. Ed to intervene But some in Washington including President Trump applaud Sisi as a crucial ally  Kirkpatrick lived with his family in Cairo through the revolution the coup and the bloodshed that followed Then he returned to Washington to uncover the American role in the tragedy His heartbreaking story is essential to understanding the Middle East tod. .
Clear and anecdotal A very interesting book Gives U a look into what happened in Egypt This is a fantastic book that what happened in Egypt This is a fantastic book that an excellent insight "Into The *TRAGEDY AND OPPORTUNITIES OF THE "the *TRAGEDY AND OPPORTUNITIES OF THE *and opportunities of the Arab in Egypt As some who was in Cairo for some of these events between 2011 2 I know it is totally authentic I wanted to understand what had been happening in Egypt the Arab Spring the success of the Muslim Brotherhood and how Sisi had come to be in power This book explains the big picture the global factors and pressures at work but also the key individuals and moments the experience of the writer living in Cairo during these events etc Highly recommended We have heard before about Egypt s Deep State and media manipulation but this book delivers chapter and verse about the transitions Mubarak Morsi Sisi The author presents views from many observers and participants including his own terrifying eyewitness accounts His view was that the Muslim Brotherhood government fell not only because Morsi himself was incompetent but also because of sabotage from thee previous governing elite who controlled the police army and distribution of fuel and food and were frightened of losing their privileges And from Gulf autocrats who were worried about democracy in their own countries He suggests that Morsi and the Brotherhood did not pose a threat to Christian minorities freedom of expression or Israel The case he makes is rather convincing Insights like these are increasingly threatened by fake news and the decline of serious journalism I only bought the book to pass the time during a long flight but I am gla. One of The Economist's Books of the Year David D Kirkpatrick a correspondent for The New York Times was banned from Egypt for writing this book the definitive account of the turn back toward authoritarianism in Cairo and across the Middle East Egypt has long set the paradigm for Arab autocracy It is the keeper of the peace with Israel and the cornerst. ,