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Egypt: Curb your enthusiasm


Sam Roggeveen


15 February 2011 12:41

Is The Age subtly editorialising against its own op-ed contributor'

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has written a rather misty-eyed column about events in Egypt, comparing Mubarak's fall to the end of Apartheid, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the liberation of India from the British. Hanson-Young does not reach for any less encouraging examples, in which bad governments gave way to even worse ones: the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, the Chinese Revolution, Cambodia, Iran etc, etc.

And although we all hope Egypt inches its way toward a more decent and free government, we ought to remember, as The Age's ribbon says, that the Army is now in control.