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A Tribute to Emeritus Ellis Goldberg on Middle East Research and Information Project, “Ellis Goldberg, Egypt and a Reverence for Life”

Submitted by Stephen Dunne on April 8, 2020 - 4:31pm

On the Middle East Research and Information Project web site, Mona El-Ghobashy writes in “Ellis Goldberg, Egypt and a Reverence for Life” about Ellis Goldberg who was a professor and political economist at the University of Washington and had a blog called Nisr al-Nasr, a site that remains an uncommonly deep commentary on the events of Egypt’s upheaval as they happened. Ellis passed away on September 20, 2019, may his soul rest in peace, and in El-Ghobashy’s words, “we lost one of the most erudite, generous and original scholars of the modern Middle East and North Africa, a truly reflective mind who met its match in the bewildering polysemy of Egypt’s revolution.” The article was written as a tribute to Ellis and his work, and to a mode of social science history that expands our imagination and pushes our thinking beyond the banal and formulaic. It also focuses on Ellis' view on Eyptian politics, culture and history.

Please link here for the full article.