Egypt is in for a hard week. To take the edge off let’s enjoy Mina Nabil Ramzy’s slide show of nostalgia for Egypt in simpler times, set to the French/Egyptian singer Dalida’s 1979 hit, “Helwa Ya Baladi” (Egypt My Beautiful Country).
About the Author
Juan Cole is the founder and chief editor of Informed Comment and Richard P. Mitchell Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He is author of, among many other books, Muhammad: Prophet of Peace amid the Clash of Empires. Follow him at @jricole.