Why I am still hopeful for Egypt’s revolution

It is said that revolution is what happens when a police officer is transformed from a legitimate authority into a man with a gun. If that’s true, then what we witnessed in Egypt yesterday is a classic counter-revolution: irregular hoodlums attacking peaceful protesters, whose only defense is the military standing by. To ask for the… Continue reading Why I am still hopeful for Egypt’s revolution

Well, now we know who to blame for Bowling Alone….

Civil society starts here, with György Konrád‘s book of essays on the aftermath of the Hungarian Revolution, Antipolitics: “Antipolitics is the political activity of those who don’t want to be politicians and who refuse to share in power. Antipolitics is the emergence of independent forums that can be appealed to against political power; it is… Continue reading Well, now we know who to blame for Bowling Alone….