Just four months after forcing their president of thirty years to step down—the culmination of what Egyptians now refer to (with still considerable pride) as their “revolution”—many citizens have begun to show signs of impatience and concern. In a just-concluded week-long trip to Egypt and a set of conversations with Egyptians from across the political spectrum, I found far less jauntiness than in a previous visit in March. Some of the declining enthusiasm was inevitable given the unrealistic expectations generated by the elation of the February triumph.
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