Editors: Nasser's Pal

In the censor-dominated world of Arab journalism, there are some things one just does not do. Like dismissing Nasser's Arab Socialist Union as a "do-nothing organization," or belittling Arab commandos for shedding "more ink than blood," or ridiculing Egyptian "diplomats who are doing nothing but buying cars, or ties and perfume from Paris." One man not only writes such things but also gets away with it. In addition to being editor and voice of Egypt's biggest and most authoritative newspaper, AI Ahram (The Pyramids), Mohammed Hassanein Heikal happens to be Nasser's closest...

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