EGYPT: Back from the Abyss

Egypt peered over the edge of the abyss, was frightened by what it saw, and drew back.

Cairo became calm again. Armored cars and cavalry ceaselessly patrolled the streets. Guards protected the foreign embassies. A special government communique promised to protect the "interests and freedoms" of foreign residents.

King Farouk and Egypt's wealthy ruling pashas had read the danger signal in the daylong, $300 million mob orgy fortnight ago in Cairo's streets. It was no spontaneous outburst of patriots angered by the British troops who killed 46 Egyptian policemen at Ismailia the day...

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