The Government has already started to roll back energy subsidies -- an arcane legacy of the days of Gamal Nasser in the 1950s -- raising electricity and fuel prices in a major economic reform step which according to the World Bank will reduce the deficit to 11pc of GDP by the end of the year.
Today the world is already short of great statesmen like Abraham Lincoln, John F Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Mahatama Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and Gamal Nasser. Mandela's demise is not only a great loss to South Africa, but also the world.
This dam would regulate seasonal flooding and open up vast swathes of land for agriculture--in order, Egypt's President Gamal Nasser promised, to "provide a higher standard of living for all Egyptians".
They present 13 chapters that explore how such scripts (or interpretive frameworks) have cognitively influenced British and American foreign policy perceptions and approaches towards Middle Eastern leaders, including Gamal Nasser, Anwar Sadat, and Hosni Mubarak of Egypt; Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran; Yasser Arafat of the Palestinian Liberation Organization; Saddam Hussein of Iraq; al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden; Bashar al-Assad of Syria; and Muammar Gaddafi of Libya.