Should Moustapha Safouan's controversial thesis in Why Are the Arabs Not Free? be discarded following the Arab Spring? Safouan, son to a famous Egyptian communist, and trained by none other than Jacques Lacan, was an Egyptian psychoanalyst who's 40 year side-project was to pen a series of essays calling for reform in Arab political culture. … Continue reading Culture and Immanence: Why Are the Arabs Not Free Revisited
Did the revolutionaries in Egypt that toppled Mubarak perform an act in the purely Lacanian sense of the term? Although it is too early to tell if authentic fidelity can be maintained to the event of the Egyptian revolution, did not the coordinated collaboration of Christian and Muslim Egyptians in toppling Mubarak’s regime in 2011 … Continue reading Was Tahrir Square an Act?