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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood should have learnt from Nasser

He knew how to run a revolution. They don’t

3 August 2013

9:00 AM

3 August 2013

9:00 AM

Egypt used to be good at revolutions. When Gamal Abdel Nasser’s Free Officers overthrew the monarchy in July 1952, hardly a shot was fired in anger, and jubilant crowds took to the streets of Cairo chanting ‘Long live the revolution’.

Even the deposed King Farouq seemed to agree that Nasser had done the right thing.

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