The End of the "Leaderless" Revolution
A Global Fallacy and the Military Intervention in Egypt

Tugal, Cihan
Date Written:  2013-07-10
Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2013
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX15013

When movements don't have (or claim not to have) ideologies, agendas, demands and leaders, they can go in two directions: they can dissipate (as did Occupy), or serve the agendas of others. The end of the leaderless revolution does not mean the end of the Egyptian revolutionary process. But it spells the end of the fallacy that the people can take power without an agenda, an alternative platform, an ideology, and leaders.

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