Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hazim Al-Biblawi: the prime minister of Egypt

Hazim Al-Biblawi is a very smart and educated man.  To reacquaint myself with his thinking, I just read his: (Arabic) "We and the West: the Era of Confrontation or Convergence" (Dar Ash-Shuruq).  He is very analytical and keeps up with the literature in French and English and I was pleased to find a healthy dosage of hostility to Israel in the book.  But I am not sure about his political thinking or orientation.  It is no exaggeration to maintain that this book is pretty much a Nasserist treatise until the last chapter where he sounds like a Sadatist.  Kid you not.