I was afraid the revolution in Egypt was going the way of Iran’s recent uprising. The powers that be in Egypt seemed to be cleverly waiting out the protesters, with things dying down after a week or so of incredible scenes. Google executive and Egypt democracy activist Wael Ghonim’s interview on Egyptian television is widely credited with jumpstarting the revolt, which is reaching new heights with widespread labor and transport strikes added to the mix.
Having only been loosely aware of the Ghonim interview, I found Ed Husain’s column a great primer. Recommended.
You can watch the subtitled interview here.