The Way of The Strongman

Zahi Hawass

“My critics are trying to use the revolution against me, but in [these folders] I have plenty of information on them too.

We’ll see who comes out on top.”

— Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities & a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, responding to a wave of recent allegations about his corruption and criminal activity.


Not: My critics are wrong. I am unjustly accused. Justice will prevail.

But rather: You screw with me, and I will bury you.

Pharaoh would be so proud.


Dear John,
Not much “inspiring people to care about the planet” from Zahi.
Why, again, is being a bully, a Mubarak crony, and a demagogue
consistent with our Society’s mission?
And why are we paying him?
Please give us a call & let us know: 202-643-7430.
Operators are standing by….

NO NEW POSTS will be published here after February 6, 2014. THIS IS WHY.