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Friday’s Reading List

By Taylor Marvin

Pieter Bruegel, Fall of the Rebel Angels

Pieter Bruegel, Fall of the Rebel Angels

The best links of the week:

Lessons from Egypt: Does safety trump democracy (Time).

Fred Kaplan’s epic takedown of Donald Rumsfeld’s new memoir (Slate).

Political polarization in the 111th Congress (Voteview).

Future U.S. History Students: ‘It’s Pretty Embarrassing How Long You Guys Took To Legalize Gay Marriage’ (The Onion).

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  1. The wealth of Mubarak and his family is somewhere between $40 billion and $70 billion. This was not a government it was a business. Until this country has a leader who puts the country’s interests first, history will just repeat itself.

    February 12, 2011
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      From the Arabist, Egypt’s GDP is about $180 billion. Mubarak’s personal wealth is not a third of the actual economy. This figure is a pretty huge overestimate. Not that Mubarak didn’t personally benefit from ruling Egypt, but he’s not the richest man in the world.

      February 12, 2011

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