The French revolution lasted over ten years because a series of historical processes and contradictions simply took that long to resolve themselves into a new order that was capable of enduring beyond the short term. It is hard to discern any sustainable equilibrium in Egyptian politics at the moment. Not, at least, with any real degree of confidence.
Today marks the official publication of The Journey to Tahrir, a collection of essays and articles edited by Jeannie Sowers and Chris Toensing, and mentions of the book appeared on both The Arabist's blog and in Foreign Policy's Middle East Channel Editor's Reader.
In The Arabist, Issandr El Amrani, a contributor to the book himself, writes that this new collection is, "A great way to review late Mubarak Egypt and the January 2011 uprising."