Tag Archives: Egypt

The Question of Permission

There are governments run by the nation’s military, a strongman general or a junta – endless Central American “banana republics” and Egypt at the moment – but the United States does not approve of such arrangements, unless the nation in … Continue reading

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Losing Egypt

Let’s go back to the evening of Wednesday, October 18, 1922 – the very first Hollywood red-carpet premiere – the premiere of Robin Hood, starring Douglas Fairbanks – the father, not the son. This took place at the brand new … Continue reading

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The Coup Disguised as a Popular Uprising or the Other Way Around

Canada Day is the first day of July every year, and we have our Fourth of July, and of course the French have Bastille Day in the middle of the month. July is a good enough month to start a … Continue reading

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Facebook in the Age of Social Holocaust

The people of Egypt may have used Facebook to start a revolution – which may or may not actually topple the government. There has been much written about that – see Newsweek with Inside Egypt’s Facebook Revolt for example. But … Continue reading

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Walk like an Egyptian

Back in 1922 all things Egyptian were the rage. That’s why there’s the Egyptian Theater here on Hollywood Boulevard. Sid Grauman had done well with his Million Dollar Theater downtown, and his first theater on Hollywood Boulevard was the Egyptian … Continue reading

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