A Younger Generation Speaks to Power

Friday, February 11, 2011

Anti-government protester cheers as news of the possible resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak seeped into Tahrir Square February 10, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. (John Moore/Getty Images/Getty)

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak addressed the youth of his country — most of whom are the very people calling for his removal from office — with what many perceive as paternal condescension. We take a closer look at the generation gap between the President and his populace.

Edward Sayre, an assistant professor of Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs at the University of Southern Mississppi, sees a huge chasm between the generation in charge, and those in the streets, which could lead to further problems.


Edward Sayre

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

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