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Of course this is only the beginning. Now Egypt has to begin the hard work of building a new government. And I am very excited to see what happens. Maybe, hopefully, they'll take some lessons from my hero, Vaclav Havel, and my favorite revolution, the Velvet Revolution:
One of the best parts of my day came when I received a message from a former student. Here is what he said:
Just wanted to send you a quick message letting you know I've been following the Egypt situation and have just been reminded of all the lessons from your revolutions class coming true. Young people beginning the revolution, it's origins rooted in money, etc.
Was just noticing all these things and was thinking of you and your class and thought it should be noted that your recipe for revolutions holds true nearly every time. Thought that was really cool, as should you.
What a good day!!