Pavol said on Feb. 25, 2011 at 2:54 p.m. I remember how in 1989 we had our own pro-democratic revolution in Slovakia (former Czechoslovakia). Granted, it was not a violent one, but it stood for the same principles. And just like people are now afraid that radicals will start ruling Egypt, EU countries were afraid that there will be a flood of people from Eastern Europe. It didn't happen. Instead, Eastern Europe adjusted their policies to match the ones of Western European countries, and although economically we are still behind, politically we are equal. I believe, Egypt will see similar situation. People may be fairly upset about what may seem like a never-ending "catching up" economically to the West, but I believe they will will choose the same democratic way.
a vanderpool said on Feb. 24, 2011 at 8:07 a.m. Thanks for this article. I was hoping to hear reactions from UT students with close ties to Egypt & would love to hear more. The bravery of the people there is so heartening.