For the past two years, American professors have been explaining how they misread “the Arab Spring” that began on the streets of Cairo two years ago. Those who have grown up in the Middle East were not so surprised.
“I learned from our fight for freedom in Egypt that compromise would endanger our lives; I knew that being a strong horse was our only mean of survival,” Egyptian human rights activist Cynthia Farahat, who has since relocated to the United States, says. “I’m only alive and safe in this great country that I love dearly because I understood that you could not fight evil by tolerating it. “
“That it takes a victim to create a victimizer; and it creates a willing slave to create a fascist. I know that the only superpower in the world today is the individual.” Farahat, the author of the political novel, Cognac, will speak at the next Accuracy in Academia Author’s Night on May 30, 2013.
Complementary food and beverages will be provided at the AIA event which will take place in the Van Andel Center at the Heritage Foundation.
May 30, 2013
The Van Andel Center
The Heritage Foundation
214 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, D. C.
AIA’s author’s nights are free for all Capitol Hill and Washington, D. C. –area interns but please R. S. V. P. firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202)364-3085 so that we can get a head count for food.
This event is part of The Frank A. Fusco Conservative University Lecture Series this year, made possible by a generous grant from The Frank A. Fusco and Nelly Goletti Fusco Foundation.