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What’s going on in Egypt? by Anna
February 10, 2011, 2:00 pm
Filed under: governance

Why Egypt? Why now? Thomas Friedman explains that the circumstances were ripe for a growing number of youth who were living with one of the poorest education systems, biggest income gaps, and highest unemployment rates to take to the streets.  What Friedman finds so interesting in this uprising, is that these protests are not ideologically motivated. It’s not about Allah or Palestine this time, he says, these protests are asking simply for the democratic right to move the country forward. Read Friedman’s opinion article about the protests in Egypt for the NY Times here.

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