“Well I’m a revolutionary, so I have to be against you by design!”

The problem with Egypt’s revolutionary generation is illustrated in this debate between IMF Director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn,  and the Egyptian internet activist Wael Ghonim. The later was clearly naive in his understanding of Egypt’s economic troubles and radical in his views towards the necessary change in his homeland. After a heated debate between the two, Ghonim concluded: “Well I’m a revolutionary, so I have to be against you by design!”, which Mr Kahn replied: “Don’t be a revolutionary because you want to be one, but because you believe in something”.

Watch the video: IMF


About altoraifi
Al Toraifi is the current Editor-in-Chief of Al Majalla, the leading Arab magazine. A specialist on Saudi foreign policy, he is recognized as a commentator and participant in televised programs for CNN, NBC, BBC and Al-Arabia TV. Awarded the post-graduate International Conflict Prize 2008 from Kingston University for outstanding work, Mr Al-Toraifi is currently a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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