The Arabs: In Disaster's Wake

"We cannot hide from ourselves the fact that we have met with a grave setback in the last few days." With that uncharacteristic bit of understatement, Gamal Abdel Nasser began his accounting to Egypt and the Arab world in a radio and television address the day after his cease-fire with Israel. Nasser went on to assert that, of course, Israel alone could never have defeated the united legions of Arabia: the U.S. and Britain must have helped. And then his despairing and disbelieving followers heard Nasser announce his resignation from "every official...

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