Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Egypt has been ruled by military dictator Hosni Mubarak since 1981 and before that by Nasser and Sadat, both of whom were also military dictators.

The photo above shows what appears to be a massive crowd demanding Mubarak's resignation gathered in Cairo's central square Midan Tahrir. In Arabic it means Liberation Square. Perhaps that time has come.

(I lived in Egypt in 1978 and 1979. Conditions there were horrid, and the population has since doubled from 40 million to 80 million with little economic advancement and no political liberalization. Egyptians are just about the sweetest and kindest people I have ever met, and they deserve much better from their government. Much.)