Pride

Submitted by Vijay Prashad on Thu, 04/13/2017 - 02:12
Egyptian Prime Minister Nasser cheered in Cairo after announcing the Suez Canal Company, August 1, 1956
Egyptian Prime Minister Nasser cheered in Cairo after announcing the Suez Canal Company, August 1, 1956

 

<Pride> This evening my daughter gave me her sense of Nasser and Nasserism - with the Suez at the core. It was Suez that showed why Nasser was held in the hearts of so many around the Third World. The journey went from 1952 to 1967.

Then, as an afterthought, she mentioned that Sayyid Qutb seemed to be the mirror image of Leo Strauss (the echo here was with the Adam Curtis documentary).

We are in April, the month of Bandung. This is a good time of the year to recall Nasser.