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Montco Prof Weighs In On Egyptian Revolution

MC3Montgomery County Community College History Professor Tom Kolsky says the revolution that toppled former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s regime earlier this month was no big surprise. He says resentment against the government was building for a long time.

“There were a number of uprisings in the past, but there was an important noise in 2005, and then in the last election when the Muslim Brothers and their allies received no seats, it was obvious that the Mubarak people were rigging the election, and then the events in Tunisia showed them that their strongman may be resting in a house of cards.”

He says the January revolution in a small country of little importance encouraged revolutionaries in the Middle East’s largest and most important country, and it succeeded because it was led by educated young people who had no money, no influence and no future if conditions stayed as they were.

“You have a lack of economic opportunity in Egypt.  You have a country which has been developing very fast, but you have a social differentiation where many groups did not succeed in partaking of the prosperity.  You have many lawyers, for example, who cannot find jobs, and so you have people who are educated, who are aware of things, but don’t have the opportunities, and so you see a frustration in a blocked elite that cannot move forward.”

He says the military controls Egypt now, and he cannot predict what the future will bring, but a lot of the officers were trained by the American military, some have visited the United States, and a little democracy may have rubbed off on them.

“They might be satisfied keeping their positions in the military with some privileges and allow civilians to run the show, but they might stay behind the scenes as kind of a semi-puppeteer.”

Doctor Kolsky says Egypt could end up with another repressive regime, but times change, and it could also become at least a partial democracy.  He appeared Wednesday on the WNPV talk program Comment Please by Univest.
WNPV AM 1440 Saturday morning was a beautiful time for WNPV's Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway at Cardinal Camera in Quakertown! We gave away over $4,000 in prizes including three Grand Prizes of family 4-packs of tickets to Knoebel's Amusement Park in Elysburg. Saturday's Grand Prize winners were: Philip Schanz of Lansdale, Elaine Waters of Horsham, and Gloria Woodland of Lansdale. Maybe you'll win the Grand Prize at our next one!
WNPV AM 1440 Did you miss this week's "Regarding Your Money" show with George Toth? If so, you MUST tune in to "Chestnut Investment Attitudes" on Saturday at 9:10 AM! George has a very special guest, Michael Morsch, and they discuss the music of the 1970s! A very different show than usual ... so be sure to check it out at 1440 AM!
WNPV AM 1440 Make your plans today to attend WNPV's next Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 11 AM, at Cardinal Camera, on northbound Route 309 at the Route 313/663 intersection, in Quakertown! We are giving away almost $4,000 in prizes including Grand Prizes of family 4-packs of tickets to Knoebel's Amusement Park! We're getting down to the end of our run so take advantage of this opportunity to win your share! Plus, you'll get to meet Barry Papiernik, host of "The BuxMont Business Journal" heard Mondays on WNPV-1440 AM.
WNPV AM 1440 Did you win tickets to see ZZ Top at Musikfest in Bethlehem at one of WNPV's Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaways? If so, you must call me ASAP. ZZ Top has cancelled their concert and Musikfest is making other tickets available as replacements but I must make the arrangements immediately before the other concerts are sold out. Call me (Linda) at 215-855-8211 and give me the seat numbers of your tickets. We will talk about the available options when you call.
WNPV AM 1440 Tomorrow is the third Saturday of July and that means that you should tune to 1440 AM at 11 AM for Mike Bruckner and "Premium Coverage!" This week he has a special guest ... Lawrence Merkel who was a Lt. Colonel with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
WNPV AM 1440 Be sure to tune in to 1440 AM tomorrow (Saturday) at 8 AM for "Real Simple Retirement," a new program featuring Mark Kemp and Todd Little of Kemp-Harvest Financial in Harleysville.

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