A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 8, 1954

The story in TIME this week on Egypt's political convulsions involving Mohammed Naguib and Lieut. Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser (see FOREIGN NEWS) came as no real surprise to the editors in New York−nor will it to the TIME readers who have followed the recent stories on Egyptian politics. The reason was some perceptive, hard-digging reporting by TIME'S Jim Bell, now in Bonn, Germany after a three-year tour in the Middle East.

As early as last April, when most people still considered Naguib the real power in Egypt, Bell was the first reporter to flatly identify Nasser as the driving force in Egypt's...

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