The civil and political unrest that continues to plague Egypt is mainly economic and the inability of past leaders to address the economy, according to Dr. Tom Kolsky, Professor of Political Science and History at Montgomery County Community College. Kolsky says, Hosni Mubarak, the third of three military leaders, continued the peace with Israel and was a good friend to the United States.
“But has not been able to solve many of the basic problems of Egypt, including how to deal economic problems, unemployment or underemployment, and of course, how to deal with the Islamic question.”
Kolsky adds, many of Egypt’s educated are working jobs below their skill level, which he says, has led to more strife in the country and a rush by many to join the Muslim Brotherhood. Kolsky was a guest on Comment Please By Univest Tuesday afternoon.