Egypt: In the Footsteps of Sadat

Mubarak quietly charts a course of national unity

Peace and prosperity: Anwar Sadat used to argue that if he could only achieve the first, the second would follow. But when the Egyptian President was slain last October, the peace he had achieved and enshrined in a treaty with Israel was all but overshadowed at home by a bitter polarization between self-interested rich and resentful poor.

Since taking office after the assassination, Sadat's successor, President Hosni Mubarak, has acted with quiet determination to keep both parts of that pledge and lead his country on a...

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