Artists vs. The Brotherhood

Mccormick, Ty
February 2012
Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);2/20/2012 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 159 Issue 8, p2
The article highlights the concerns of Egyptian artists about the prospect of an Islamist-dominated government after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. It cites the freedom regained by artists to deal with subjects like sexuality, poverty and corruption after decades of repression and the emergence of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis as major power brokers in post revolutionary Egypt. The Islamists' parliamentary agenda and relationship with the military are also discussed.


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