Thursday, February 23, 2012

Islam and the West
Egypt’s Step Backward
by Thomas L. Friedman
Egypt’s Step Backward

Egypt is running out of foreign reserves, its currency is falling, inflation is rising and unemployment is rampant. Egypt today has only two predators: poverty and illiteracy. After 30 years of Mubarak rule and some $50 billion in U.S. aid, 33 percent of men and 56 percent of women in Egypt still can’t read or write. That is a travesty. ...

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