This video literally took my breath away. The Egyptian boy, who was reportedly 12 years old at the time of the interview, gives a brilliant analysis of Egypt’s political problems akin to anything you’d hear from an academic or policial commentator. He was interviewed in Cairo by the newspaper El Wady back in October of last year, and for whatever reason, the video went viral over the weekend and has been shown all around the world.
And for good reason.
The boy’s knowledge of Egyptian politics and socio economic problems is nothing short of astonishing. He’s clearly not parroting beliefs he’s heard from someone else as he displays an incredibly in depth understanding of the challenges his country faces and puts forward a very nuanced and complex analysis of Egypt’s current crisis:
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.