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The Land of Pharaohs: The More Egypt Changes

Jay Wye Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 6:17 PM
I wonder if the Pyramids are out of the nuclear blast zone when Cairo gets nuked after Egypt and the other Islamic crazies push Israel to the edge. I'd hate to lose such historical treasures.

No doubt many an Egyptian misses Hosni Mubarak and the familiar tyranny they had grown accustomed to, the way some Russians still pine for Stalin's oppressive rule. At least there was no question of who was in charge back then -- even if the next knock on the door might mean a government-paid vacation in Siberia, or worse.

Slavery does have its enchantments, its stability however deadly, its fleshpots if you're a house servant rather than a field hand. Witness the faux nostalgia for old times down on the plantation with Old Massa presiding over a happy scene from "Gone...