Nasserism And Socialism

A. Abdel-Malek


The military regime in Egypt since 1952 has been analysed in remarkably divergent terms. Observers and specialists alike have tended to emphasize two main aspects: nationalism and dictatorship. In spite of many differences the European Left has come close to the general and mostly adverse conclusions agreed upon by the leading political scientists of the West. The main difference is that whereas the Right has felt, and still feels, a deeply rooted hatred of "Nasserism," the Left is still seeking a way out of its confusion while at the same time deploring the political repression against the Egyptian Left.

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