People Demand…. The People Demand…. The WEST and the REST. Enduring Notions? Destined to be despotic; DEMOCRACY HAS TO BE BROUGHT FORM THE OUTSIDE (by the west) . Expressions of the Orientalist imaginary. THEODORE ROOSEVELT:
The People Demand…
British Consul-General to Egypt (1883-1907) Lord Cromer announced, "I am here to liberate Muslim women, I am here to liberate them from Islam" - a view that demonstrates the desire to rescue the Muslim woman, even if against her will.
The real future of Egypt...lies not in the direction of a narrow nationalism, which will only embrace Egyptians... but rather in that of an enlarged cosmopolitanism.