EGYPT: A Good Man

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In Egypt last week, newsmen were getting their first chance to explore the luxurious vulgarities of ex-King Farouk's palaces (see box). They stared incredulously at the marble, the gold, the diamonds, the pearls, the barrels of whisky, the mountains of rare coins, the statues of nudes. Outside the view was in striking contrast. The newsmen looked out over one of the world's worst agricultural slums: the Nile delta. The peasants toiling there—like most Egyptians—live in mud huts, dress in rags and eat the bread of the poor (Egypt has two kinds...

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