Foreign News: WHEN NASSER FACED ANOTHER CRISIS

An insight into Gamal Abdel Nasser's temperament and his capacity for decision and doubt, from his own Philosophy of the Revolution (1954):

I CONFESS—and I trust the Public Prosecutor will not take me to task—that [back in the '30s] political assassinations acted upon my excitable imagination to convince me that this was the positive action we had to adopt if we were to secure the future of our country. I considered the assassination of many individuals, having decided that they constituted the main obstacle between our country and its future; I began to look into their various crimes and to take it...

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