by Zoe Pollock
For Egypt, Gladwell actually has it backwards. It is not a surprise that many Egyptians do not love their dictatorthat is not what shocked Washington and the Arab world last week; it is that people managed to plan and execute such a massive public demonstration of that sentiment. So the "how" is more striking than the "why."
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