Adam: College of Biological Sciences; Biology Major; Is half Egyptian; Dad is from Cairo, Egypt
The article does talk about stereotypical culture and how it used to be; however, it is substantive in the sense that it is trying to prove a point. It uses observations and it seems like an editorial that reflects on this reporter's experience when he went to Cairo. It also uses quotes and rhetorical questions and answers them.
Adam commented that when the article said: "The Egyptian government, which, besides being widely viewed as a client state of the U.S. and Israel, is unrepresentative, authoritarian and repressive."
He says that, that is how it is in Egypt. Egyptians play dominant roles; therefore, the authoritarian and repressive government is seen part of their culture.