In this immensely readable and thoroughly researched book, Tarek Osman explores what has happened to the biggest Arab nation since President Nasser took control of the country in 1954. He examines Egypt’s central role in the development of the two crucial movements of the period, Arab nationalism and radical Islam; the increasingly contentious relationship between Muslims and Christians; and perhaps most important of all, the rift between the cosmopolitan elite and the mass of the undereducated and underemployed population, more than half of whom are aged under thirty. This is an essential guide to one of the Middle East’s most important but least understood states.
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About the Author
Born and raised in Egypt, Tarek Osman was educated at the American University in Cairo and Bocconi University in Italy. His writings appear in a number of publications in the United Kingdom, Europe, and the Middle East.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations vi
A note on transliteration x
Chapter 1 Egypt's World 14
Chapter 2 Nasser and Arab Nationalism 41
Chapter 3 The Islamists 77
Chapter 4 The Rise of Liberal Capitalism 115
Chapter 5 Egyptian Christians 144
Chapter 6 The Mubarak Years 164
Chapter 7 Young Egyptians 196