Egypt's Liberation: The Philosophy of the Revolution

Egypt's Liberation: The Philosophy of the Revolution

Egypt's Liberation: The Philosophy of the Revolution

Egypt's Liberation: The Philosophy of the Revolution

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"These impressions of the philosophy of the revolution of July 23, 1952 were not meant to be published as a book . . . these thoughts are an effort to explore ourselves," says Premier Nasser in the preface to this short and in many ways remarkable book.

It is remarkable because it is an account of a revolution by a revolutionary leader who is conscious of the limitations of revolution--and of force.

It is remarkable for the absence of the Jacobin spirit which has undermined the spirit and institutions of the once revolutionary Liberal Democracies to the point where they tremble before the counter- revolutions that threaten the doom of order and liberty.

It is remarkable for the absence of personal egotism and power-lust so common to initiators of coups d'etat.

And it is remarkable for the painful, humble, self-searching and self-analysis that the leader of the Egyptian revolu-

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