Redd: 'U.S. Should Encourage Egypt's President to Resign'

February 4, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Dr. Adrienne Redd, Adjunt Professor of Sociology, posted a blog advocating "The U.S. Should Encourage Egypt’s President To Resign Now Gracefully, While He Still Can." "My colleague and friend, Dr. Mohammad Amjad (Visiting International Professor) walked the 10 steps to my office yesterday afternoon and started our conversation by serenely saying, 'I am very optimistic about the events in Egypt,'" she begins. "You could have knocked me over with a feather. "My apprehension is not unreasonable for anyone who watched the Iranian revolution unfold in late 1978 and early 1979, but Dr. Amjad, whose area of scholarship also includes Iranian theocratic revolution, disagreed with my pessimism. Together we stepped through the political chess game of what the most beneficial outcome in Egypt might be." Read her blog.

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