The events of the past weeks/days in Tunisia and, more recently, in Egypt are perfect depictions of what Sartre called the ‘apocalypse’: an immediate affective uprising of fused group praxis in which individuals suspend their particularity and act together, spontaneously, in order to meet a common goal; that is, confront a common foe.
Here is a good summary of the Tunisian revolt.
And here is a nice summary of the events in Egypt.
I don’t have the time nor the settled opinion as yet to accurately detail my thoughts on these proceedings. But one thing seems certain: things in Tunisia and Egypt will never be ‘the same.’