The government of Egypt banned Inside Egypt in 2008—the first time a book on Egyptian politics had been banned in the country in decades—and quickly rescinded it after the media firestorm that followed. The book depicts the country before the collapse, and then explores recent events in Egypt and the realization of the predicted revolution. Through interviews with ordinary Egyptians and extensive travels in the country, Bradley reveals why Egypt was vulnerable to a popular uprising and how it could bring about an Iranian-style theocracy in a country once noted for its plurality and tolerance.
John R. Bradley has written for The Economist, The Washington Quarterly, The Financial Times, The New Republic, The Times Literary Supplement, Newsweek, and Salon. Fluent in Egyptian Arabic, he is the author of the critically acclaimed Saudi Arabia Exposed: Inside a Kingdom in Crisis. He lives in Singapore.
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JOHN R. BRADLEY – Al Jazeera English — Egyptian Revolution One Year On
R. Bradley, author of Inside Egypt: The Land of the Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and After the Arab Spring: How Islamists Hijacked the Middle East Revolts