Aida and Egyptian Nationalism

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By the time Aida was brought to the stage, global rediscovery of Egypt was already occurring. Its culture was becoming popular in Europe, but the financial instability from the cost of the Suez Canal and the opera itself put Khedive Ismail into even more debt. Aida embodies the relationship between Europe and Egypt, with Egypt […]

The Success of a Revolution: What Iran and the Maldives Teach Us

Hannah Arendt created a philosophical view of the cause and meaning of revolutions. Many revolutions, Egypt included, were based on unfair social and economic conditions controlled by the government. The purpose of a revolution will differ from country to country as will their varying political, economic, and social structures. Those structures produce vastly different problems […]