Monday, February 14, 2011

History of Military Dictatorship in Egypt. Some Excerpts: By 1954, "Nasser's fiercest enemy were the Muslim Brotherhood [who] were backed by the Saudi Kingdom and by the CIA and the United States." By the 1960's even Marxists couldn't decide whether or not Nasserism was a kind of socialism, "...because there was no commitment to suppress private property as such as a principle."

February 13, 2011

The History of Military Dictatorship in Egypt

Gilbert Achcar: Military rule in Egypt began with Nasser's overthrow of King Farouk and increasing independence from the US

More at The Real News

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Gilbert Achcar grew up in Lebanon, and is currently Professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London. His books include The Clash of Barbarisms: The Making of the New World Disorder, published in 13 languages, Perilous Power: The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy, co-authored with Noam Chomsky, and most recently the critically acclaimed The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives.

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