Hanieh notes that Egypt's haute bourgeoisie exited by plane to Dubai, in the
early days of the uprising, to wait out until things had calmed down more;
it's really not unlike the Parisian bourgeoisie exiting to Marseille and
bungalows along the Mediterranean coast, in May 1968.
May '68 wasn't a "revolution" either, but it had an enormous influence on
two generations. Hanieh points out that two-thirds of Egyptians alive today
have never known any other regime than Mubarak's, and that they lived
through the brunt of neoliberal reform in Egypt.
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