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Egypt On The Brink: From Nasser to Mubarak

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Yesterday, President Hosni Mubarak announced he would continue to stay in power through September, despite massive demonstrations around the country demanding that he step down immediately. Tarek Osman, author of Egypt On The Brink: From Nasser to Mubarak, talks about what's happened in Egypt since President Nasser came to power in 1954 and what's been happening on the streets this week. 

Guests:

Tarek Osman

Comments [3]

pat from massachusetts

Ha. I agree with Tony. I was excited to hear an academics take on Egypt. This reminded me how bad academics can be at communicating to broad audiences.

Feb. 02 2011 11:49 PM
David Bernstein from Dobbs Ferry NY

Hard to catch every word but THE most informative commentary I have heard in the last week. An historian's insights articulated with clarity and vivid examples. What Mr Osman said about why Nasser was so important and why his memory remains so important are like shafts of clear light.

Feb. 02 2011 01:08 PM
Tony from Canarsie

Please inform your guest that he is on the radio, not at the lectern. Interesting information, but hard to keep up and retain. An occasional pause would make him easier to follow.

Feb. 02 2011 12:36 PM

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