It’s an end of a era. An era of 30 years of autocratic rule toppled by 18 days of peaceful protests. The New York Times (and just about every news agency in the world along with it) reports that, “President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt resigned his post and turned over all power to the military…”

The NYT writes that, “The departure of the 82-year-old Mr. Mubarak, at least initially to his coastal resort home in Sharm el-Sheik, was a pivotal turn in a three-week revolt that has upended one of the Arab’s world’s most enduring dictatorships. The popular protest, peaceful and resilient despite numerous effort by Mr. Mubarak’s legendary security apparatus to suppress it, ultimately deposed an ally of the United States who has been instrumental in implementing American policy in the region for decades.”

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