Sadat: The Equations to Be Recalculated

"We shall find out if a man or an idea was killed"

The nightmare had come true: the sudden, terrifying death of the beleaguered, valiant, seemingly indispensable Anwar Sadat. In a week of anger and disbelief, the assassinated Egyptian leader was hailed in the U.S., in Western Europe, in Israel and elsewhere as a man of courage and peace. In a few Arab capitals, where he had never been forgiven for signing a peace treaty with Israel, his death was greeted with cheers and celebration, a burst of joy that...

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