Last summer, Cairo felt a bit like a pressure cooker. There seemed to be demonstrations every other day, and there was a sense that something had to change. But after the elections and the violence and the fraud, Egypt seems to be â€œback to square one,â€� as one analyst told me. For more on the way reform has stalled, and the efforts of some groups (judges, activists) to fight back, you can listen to this story I did recently for The World.
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