March 30, 2014

Spare Us the Nasser Imagery in Egypt

Rami Khouri, The Daily Star

The Associated Press

Anyone in Egypt who truly believes that Abdel-Nasser was a historic figure worthy of emulation is deeply and dangerously mistaken. I say this because in retrospect we see that the practices and legacy of the Nasser years were among the seminal catastrophes of the modern Arab world. Virtually everything that has led to the collective mismanagement, mediocrity, and, in most places, pauperization of the Arab world in the past two generations can be traced back to the perverse innovations of the Nasser years.

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TAGGED: Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egypt


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