The Mideast War: Cairo: A New Sense of Pride

Cairo is only about 80 miles west of the Sinai desert. Yet judging from the outward appearance of the city early last week, the great tank battle being fought on the desert could have been a thousand miles away. Since the war started, the Egyptian capital has carried on with business as usual.

During the day, the air is filled with the clatter of jammed streetcars and the bawling of street vendors. Taxi drivers curse other motorists, while the wail of Arabic music from countless transistors is everywhere. Periodically the radio broadcasts a low-keyed statement from the government on the latest developments...

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