Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Fall of a Pharaoh

Yesterday, the Egyptian government was threatening martial law. Today, Hosni Mubarak is stepping down. This is a wonderful example of the success of peaceful protest over brute force.

There is a lot for ahead for the Egyptian people, the privileged classes will not surrender their monopoly on power as easily as Mubarak did. Indeed, Mubarak is being sacrificed by the Egyptian aristocracy to quell the revolutionary ardor. If the people want a say in their lives and government they will have to continue their struggle.

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