Definition of opportunists
You do not join a revolution until you see that it is winning, and then you try to position yourself as a major player in the revolution. When the revolution is threatened by the people holding transitional power, you do not object and, worse, ask your members not to participate in protests against this mismanagement…
Once again, we find ourselves in a difficult situation. The powers controlling Egypt seem determined to foil our transition to democracy. I had previously written a post about the fallacy of the “majority is always right” mantra that certain people seem to espouse without second thought, and I think it is time to revive the…
Why the party-list system makes sense
I recently had a discussion with some of my friends about the electoral system in Egypt. During that discussion, the merits and demerits of the party-list proportional representation system as compared to the individual candidate system came up. In this post, I will try to explain why I prefer the party-list system. However, for the sake…
The dangers of the filter bubble
Personalization has become a new buzzword. All major websites are now offering personalization services to make your experience on their site unique. Also, there are several social news apps, like Flipboard and Zite, that personalize your news-reading experience by serving you articles that they believe you would be interested in.
Why I am against the death penalty
I am vehemently opposed to the death penalty. I find it a barbaric practice that has no place in the 21st century. There are several reasons that I am against this vile practice, but the main reason is that there is a very real possibility that an innocent person may be wrongly executed.
The rule of the majority fallacy
As you all probably know, Egypt is, hopefully, in a transition to a democratic society. We toppled the dictatorial regime of Hosni Mubarak in the Jan 25 revolution and have been doing our best to make a smooth transition to a functioning democracy ever since.