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From the PublisherI have frequently been troubled at the complacency with which so many American officials look at Egypt and tend to take it for granted.
There is serious need for public elaboration of those elements in
Egyptian political society, which may for now be on the margins and therefore controllable, that deplore and sharply criticize the nature of the existing U.S.–Egyptian tie. Professor Baker's manuscript effectively does this... By examining marginal groups, as he has,
Professor Baker may not yet have developed an independent theory on how such groups fit into theoretical analyses of Third World societies, but he has taken a significant step in that direction.
Baker is right to insist that Egyptian society is much more than a single leader and the Egyptian governing bureaucracy. There are alternative groups, with their own power and influence, and they do have competing views of Egypt's future. Baker has a strong commitment to letting these groups speak for themselves. His knowledge of
Egyptian society is impeccable. One hears the authentic voice of the Egyptians.