The army has no place in the political process and should stay out of it. The coup should be defeated and democracy restored, otherwise Egypt would face a bleak future -- quite a contrast to the bright future we imagined in February of 2011.
Many in the movement are tired, but it is undeniable that Egypt has given Iranians the boost they need. Now, there is a tangible buzz, an excitement in the air that Iran hasn't been felt in over a year.
I covered Burning Man, but this is more intense. And Burning Man is a thousand half-naked people partying in the desert with incredible art, and also you never have to pay for beer. I have to say, this is the better party.
On Saturday, January 29, I watched from the balcony of my Cairo apartment as a mob of young men with crude weapons smashed and looted the Radio Shack next door. This was when I realized things were deadly serious in Egypt.
Since I broke the story here that a U.S. company has been selling Internet spying software to Egypt, members of Congress, other government officials and Americans have become increasingly alarmed. Now some are calling for investigations.
The overarching problem with Gladwell's blog is the false premise. He assumes that asking why people were driven to these protests is somehow in competition with asking how they achieved such effective protests.