Egypt's revolutionary spring of 2011 was the outbreak of pent-up frustration, humiliation, and anger shared by many Egyptians against widespread corruption, in the later years of Husni Mubarak's rule. This article analyzes several publications which echo or seek to explain these sentiments, while assessing their impact on contemporary Egypt, and on scholarly approaches to understanding Egyptian society and politics. It also highlights the need to articulate these sentiments even further, if one wishes to gain greater familiarity with the foundations of Egyptian society.

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