If you’ve been following the news, you know that the run-off for president of Egypt this month will be between a representative of the old, pre-revolutionary regime on the one hand, a representative of a conservative Islamist party on the other hand. What happened to the young idealist who rallied to overthrow the Mubarak regime? The well-known political scientist Francis Fukuyama writes about it here. Read it, and let me know what you think of his argument. We’ve studied enough revolutions by now to have some insight.
In case, the above link doesn’t work, here’s the URL: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/05/21/the-failures-of-the-facebook-generation-in-the-arab-spring.html