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Why did Egyptians cheer a massacre? Marc Lynch reviews "Contested Legitimacies" (Grimm, 2022)

News from May 09, 2022

"Jannis Julien Grimm centers his new book around the aftermath of the military coup and the Rabaa massacre, building around the puzzle of how many Egyptians “defended the massacres as a legitimate police operation against terrorist forces.” In contrast to Ghobashy’s granular reconstruction of the lived experience of politics under existential uncertainty, Grimm attends to the dueling symbolic universes underlying the absence of moral shock over the Rabaa massacre and the underappreciated successes but ultimate failure of the Anti-Coup movement."

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