C.W. Gusewelle

September 7, 2013

In Egypt, fervor can turn into fury

Cairo is no place to be when Egypt is in turmoil and passions are running high. I say that from the experience of having been in the city at just such a moment, on Sept. 28, 1970 — the evening of the day that Gamal Abdel Nasser, the country’s president, died of a heart attack while seeing his guests off at the airport after an Arab summit meeting.

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