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Afraid of Islam: Egypt's Muslim Centrists Between Pharaohs and Fundamentalists

@article{Baker1991AfraidOI,
  title={Afraid of Islam: Egypt's Muslim Centrists Between Pharaohs and Fundamentalists},
  author={R. W. Baker},
  journal={Daedalus},
  year={1991},
  volume={120},
  pages={41-68}
}
ANWAR SADAT WAS THE ONE MUSLIM ARAB LEADER whom Americans thought they knew and understood.1 He was the devout Muslim ruler who repudiated socialism and expelled the Soviets from Egypt. Denouncing the revolutionary radicalism that began in 1952, Sadat made peace with Israel and liberalized the Egyptian economy and polity. In place of Nasserist images of social revolution and pan-Arab leadership, he offered an Egypt-centered vision of rebirth. Sadat promised to rebuild the nation and return… Expand
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