EGYPT: Farouk Takes a Chance

King Farouk has never liked his demagogue Prime Minister, Nahas Pasha, has twice fired him from the premiership. Farouk's father, old King Fuad I, felt the same way about Nahas. He also sacked the Wafdist leader twice, only to be forced to make him Prime Minister again. Today, Farouk would probably like to fire Nahas again. Nahas' administration is corrupt and indolent, diverts attention from its own shortcomings by inflaming the mob against the British. Farouk does not love the British either,* but he realizes that Egypt's security lies with the West. He is openly appalled by the...

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