EGYPT: Magna Carta ?

"Magna Carta"?

Across dazzling millions of little sun-flecked wavelets Prime Minister Mohammed Mahmoud Pasha last week came sailing home. Smiles softened his arrogant face. Fellow passengers noted with what gusto His Excellency ate. Oranges he seemed especially to relish. Here was a contented traveler who had been to distant London and brought the draft text of a proposed treaty which optimistic phrase-coiners were already calling "The Magna Carta of Egyptian Liberty."

Best minds have often contended that Egypt ought not to have a Magna Carta. For example,...

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