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The events of the past weeks/days in Tunisia and, more recently, in Egypt are perfect depictions of what Sartre called the ‘apocalypse’: an immediate affective uprising of fused group praxis in which individuals suspend their particularity and act together, spontaneously, in order to meet a common goal; that is, confront a common foe.

Here is a good summary of the Tunisian revolt.

And here is a nice summary of the events in Egypt.

I don’t have the time nor the settled opinion as yet to accurately detail my thoughts on these proceedings. But one thing seems certain: things in Tunisia and Egypt will never be ‘the same.’

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