EGYPT NEEDS A STRONG MAN. AGAIN?

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CAIRO: Trapped in the back of a dusty taxi caught in the heavy midday traffic as it sputtered around a big roundabout, I meet the eyes of the driver in the rear view mirror.

“Are you sure this is Tahrir Square?” I ask him for what must be the fifth time. He nods: “Tahrir Square,” he says again pointing a finger at the circular island of grass.

Apart from the yellow stone podium standing solemnly in its center, there is nothing to show that this was the site of the revolution that brought Egypt’s former dictator Hosni Mubarak to his knees.

Having ruled …

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