Two months after Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, Egypt refuses to calm down. Protesters continue to demand stronger action against officials in the Mubarak regime, including army officers they think were hand in glove with him. And the violence at Tahrir Square over the weekend was hardly a sign of a post- revolution country coming to terms with itself.
In this impatient rush towards a state rubbed squeaky clean, Egyptians risk spiralling down a vortex of instability, which elections later this year will do little to assuage. Democracy comes dropping slow, to adapt the words of a famous poet. Egypt should learn to wait.