Sunday, March 6, 2011

Egypt’s new Prime Minister knows which side of the bread is buttered

"Carried on the shoulders of protesters who claimed him as their own, Egypt’s new prime minister waded into a crowd of tens of thousands in Tahrir Square on Friday, delivering a speech bereft of regal bombast . . . ."  [Egypt’s Prime Minister Affirms Power of Protests]. “I am here to draw my legitimacy from you,” said Prime Minister Essam Sharaf.

The New York Times's article is a good read as it focuses on the potential power (positive) of protests in bringing about change. Without the continuing protests overseeing the changes that goes deep into the prior government - they would have been superficial and cosmetic.

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