Calling the latest mass protest in Tahir Square the “second revolution” ( A ‘second’ revolution in Cairo. Los Angeles Times, May 28th 2011) shows that many of the leaders may have failed to grasp that there is more to revolution than holding occasional large protests.
And shouting slogans and issuing demands.
They achieved a major victory when Mubarak resigned back in February. But this victory may have come too easily.
They may not have had time to build a strong enough civil society to actually create a democracy.
The ultimate goal of a social movement is to create a healthy citizen-based democracy in which citizens are restored as the basic source of political legitimacy.