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Nasser: The Last Arab

Said K. Aburish

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ISBN 10: 0715633007 / ISBN 13: 9780715633007
Published by Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 2004
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Nasser: The Last Arab

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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The definitive biography of Egyptian president Gamal Adbel Nasser, one of the most important Arab leaders of the 20th century; Since the death of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1970 there has been no ideology to capture the imagination of the Arab world except Islamic fundamentalism. Any sense of completely secular Arab states ended with him and what we see today happening in the Middle East is a direct result of Western opposition to his strategies and ideals. Nasser is a fascinating figure fraught with dilemmas. With the CIA continually trying to undermine him, Nasser threw his lot in with the Soviet Union, even though he was fervently anti-Communist. Nasser wanted to build up a military on par with Israel's, but didn't want either the '56 or '67 wars. This was a man who was a dictator, but also a popular leader. His ideology appealed to most of the Arab people and bound them together. While he was alive, there was a brief chance of actual Arab unity producing common, honest, and uncorruptable governments throughout the region. More than ever, the Arab world is anti-Western and teetering on disaster. This examination of Nasser's life is tantamount to understanding wheth

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