Muhammad Naguib and His Dog, in the Former President's Last Days

From MEI Editor's Blog Fri Feb 15 2013, 18:14:00

Naguib as President

We've talked before about Egypt's first President, Muhammad Naguib; after Gamal Abdel Nasser supplanted him in 1954 he became a nonperson, under house arrest for years; though he was allowed to re-emerge under Anwar Sadat, though he remained in obscurity hile Sadat was President. After Mubarak came to plwer in 1981, he emerged more publicly, publishing a memoir in 1984, the year he died. Today he is honored as the east authoritarian if Egypt's first four Presidents, and a Metro subway station was named for him, though a local one,while Nasser, Sadat, and Mubarak got major hub stations. (Mubarak station is now called Martyrs' station.) Above is a photo I hadn't seen of Naguib in old age, with his dog.

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