Egypt: Sea & Tympany

After Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal in 1956, he advised the Americans to "choke on your fury," and when John Foster Dulles died three years later, he gleefully ob served: "The worms are now feeding on this rotten old man." Though he was more restrained about the U.S. during the Kennedy years, the "nonaligned" Nasser is now back in full invective form, as he proved last week in a tympany-tempered speech at Port Said. "Anyone who does not like our atti tude," he roared, "can drink the sea....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!