Education: Nasser's Schoolmasters

In the tiny Persian Gulf sheikdom of Kuwait, Arab boys end a strenuous schoolyard military drill by hauling down an Israeli flag from a makeshift pole, trampling it exultantly. At a school for royalty in Saudi Arabia, King Saud's sons dress up as modern Egyptians, act out a playlet called Heroes of Port Said by fiercely vanquishing the "cowardly" British and Israelis, and—stretching a point—Americans. Behind these and similar exercises in Arab nationalism are hundreds of Egyptian schoolteachers, exported to education-hungry Mid-East nations by Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser, paid partly by local governments,...

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