Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Diaa Hadid proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that she is superior to the natives of Egypt

"My mother spoke French with her Greek neighbors in Alexandria, at the time Egypt’s most cosmopolitan city. She skipped Catholic school to ride in a red convertible with a German girlfriend down broad boulevards. She water-skied in a swimsuit, enjoying the freedom of this city in the 1960s, when it was still a beacon of Mediterranean culture."  You are supposed to read this and exclaim: wow. Her mother spoke French, which means we can trust her reporting.  So what is the conclusion of her piece? That Alexandria was great twice: 1) once under colonial powers before the Egyptian Revolution allowed the poor to live there and visit; 2) under Husni Mubarak.