Wednesday, 21 March 2012

The Last Days of Mubarak



The world keeps on spinning, but revolutions are few and far between. Most generations only hear about them in history books, or from their well-meaning Marxist friends, who await theirs with baited breath like ultra-orthodox Christians awaiting The Rapture: any day now, any day. But, hold the phone, almost exactly a year ago the world witnessed a genuine, bone-fide coup d'etat: the Egyptian people rose up, occupied Tahrir Square and fully refused to go home until the Western-backed dictator, Hosni Mubarak, took a long-awaited leave of absence. But you weren't there, and neither was I, which is why we should go and see Guy Martin and Ivor Picket's exhibition at Foto8. Vive la revolution!


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