Walter Russell Mead At The American Interest: ‘Mubaraks, Mamelukes, Modernizers and Muslims’

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‘In one sense, Nasser and his allies represented the revenge of the Mamelukes.  The ideal of the professional army with no ties beyond loyalty to the state is powerful throughout the region.’


‘The dynasts are gone; the soldiers remain; the liberals aspire; the Brotherhood waits; Egypt is trying to catch up with the west.  None of this is new; stay tuned.’

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