Well done to the people of Egypt. They have swept away a dictatorship. They now need to ensure the army understands the new reality, and is prepared to pave the way for free elections and a new kind of government.
Meanwhile, the wave of popular protest is heady and spreading. Satellite TV and the world wide web make it impossible for other dictators to keep the lid on the message from Cairo. Today attention moves to Algeria. Many undemocratic regimes need to rethink their strategies for understanding and handling public opinion.