Egypt: Fewer Curses, More Sense

Helicopters dropped thousands of balloons bearing the image of Nasser, while tanks and self-propelled artillery thundered past the reviewing stand. It was Victory Day in Port Said last week —the ninth anniversary of Egypt's little Suez war with France, Britain and Israel. After parade's end, the crowd waited expectantly to hear whether President Gamal Abdel Nasser could top his performance of a year ago, when he pounded the lectern for the benefit of visiting Soviet Bigwig Aleksandr Shelepin and told the U.S. to go "drink the sea"—the Arab equivalent of "Go jump...

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