A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 9, 1975

Few other Western journalists know Egypt more intimately than Cairo Bureau Chief Wilton Wynn, who provided much of the reporting for this week's cover story. Wynn's firsthand experience in the country goes back to 1945, when he began a two-year stint teaching journalism at the American University in Cairo. As a reporter in the Middle East since then, he came to know the charismatic Gamal Abdel Nasser, the subject of Wynn's 1959 biography, Nasser of Egypt: The Search for Dignity, and many of the ambitious young colonels and politicians who have risen to...