For those interested in what may be lurking in the quiet cafes upwind from the tear gas fueled street riots in Cairo, I recommend Trotsky’s History of the Russian Revolution to Brest-Litovsk.
Of course, I’m not suggesting a Bolshevik party is inciting and scheming, but there are certainly other opportunists following a Trotskyesque strategy: biding their time and waiting for the right moment to fill the forthcoming political void.
My hope is that liberty prevails (assuming there is a true liberty component to the revolution). But many others hope and strive for the opposite — for a chance to pilfer for their own benefit.
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