A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 23, 2013
Ballotocracy (ballot + -ocracy)

Entry in progress—B.P.

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Alfred Raouf
‏@Kemety
@AmrEzzat I’m writing a blog called ballotocracy :D
4:33 PM - 8 Mar 13

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Shadi Hamid
‏@shadihamid
Some have taken to dismissing “ballotocracy” but, if anything, events in #Egypt show us just how vital the ballot box is to political order.
9:25 AM - 13 Jul 13

Ahram Online
The Muslim Brotherhood and the West
Western media misunderstood the Brotherhood and underestimated Egyptians’ desire for democracy and social justice

Khaled Fahmy , Tuesday 3 Sep 2013
(...)
But the most important difference setting both perspectives apart is the West’s prioritising of stability over freedom, and the very narrow definition it has of democracy, a definition that limits it to voting, and one which Amr Ezzat brilliantly described by his neologism “ballotocracy.” For while many Western journalists accepted, mostly unwittingly, the Brotherhood’s own belief that the revolution had ended after we cast our ballots in the parliamentary then the presidential elections that were soon followed by the referendum on the constitution, a large faction of Egyptians believed, by contrast, that the revolution did not erupt only to hold elections or to bring in new faces to the political scene, but to change the rules of the entire political game.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Monday, September 23, 2013 • Permalink