Egypt : The Next President
This 12 years old boy is just stunningly, incredibly smart. Listen to him as he excoriates the Muslim Brotherhood, relentlessly dissecting their power grab for Egypt.
Egypt today recalls Latin America of the 1960s and 1970s when the ?middle class military coup? was a vehicle of political change. Jose Nun, the Argentine scholar who coined the term in 1967, argued that sectors of an embattled middle class aspiring for economic betterment could abandon democratic politics if they feared that it posed a threat to their own economic well-being.
The White House rationalized last week?s military coup in Egypt as providing the opportunity for a ?do-over,? and that?s a comforting idea in more ways than one. But political life doesn?t come with an eraser to neatly remove mistakes and start over ? especially in the explosive Middle East.