Egypt: Back to the Balcony

In recent months, Gamal Abdel Nasser has been the very model of sweet reasonableness. He has counseled caution in Arab threats of war against Israel, taken steps to end the war in Yemen and toned down his blasts at the U.S. Perhaps the strain of moderation was too great, for last week he was back at his old propaganda stand, happily blasting everyone in sight.

The occasion was Unity Day, the annual observance that oddly celebrates Egypt's short-lived union with Syria. Warming to his subject, Nasser accused Saudi Arabia's King Feisal of financing a plot against him last summer, and...

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