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Brief author info: Gamel Abdel Nasser (1918-1970) Egyptian revolutionary and president (Jamal 'Abd Al Nasir) One of most important Arab leaders of twentieth century; as head of Free Officers, planned ouster of King Farouk; became president of United Arab Republic (Egypt); as charismatic leader and reformer, presided over very centralized and undemocratic state; advocated Arab nationalism.
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Fate does not play jokes.
The age of isolation is gone. And gone are the days in which barbed wire served as demarcation lines, separating and isolating countries from one another. No country can escape looking beyond its boundaries to find the source of the currents which influence how it can live with others.
Within the Arab circle there is a role wandering aimlessly in search of a hero. For some reason it seems to me that this role is beckoning to us-to move, to take up its lines, put on its costumes and give it life. Indeed, we are the only ones who can play it. The role is to spark the tremendous latent strengths in the region surrounding us to create a great power, which will then rise up to a level of dignity and undertake a positive part in building the future of mankind.
We're a sentimental people. We like a few kind words better than millions of dollars given in a humiliating way.
Power is not merely shouting aloud. Power is to act positively with all the components of power.
We have to go along a road covered with blood. We have no other alternative. For us it is a matter of life or death, a matter of living or existing. We have to be ready to face the challenges that await us.
I don't act; I react.
People do not want words. They want the sound of battle.
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