Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
25 Nov. - 1 Dec. 1999
Issue No. 457
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Issues navigation Current Issue Previous Issue Back Issues

A matter of life and death
What are the prerequisites and goals of development? Ibrahim Nafie reflects
Out of the barracks, into the state
As globalisation undermines the symbols of the state apparatus, Gamil Mattar witnesses the rise of the men in green
When in Rome, speak Italian
Abdel-Azim Hammad examines the wider implications of the EgyptAir crash
Self-criticism as a weapon
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed believes self-criticism to be no less important a tool than education in establishing a culture of peace
Close up
By Salama Ahmed Salama
Smarter technology
Statements that the government has accorded technological development programmes its highest priority have elicited a variety of reactions from scientists, which deserve some consideration. --read on--
Tragic blunders

Naguib Mahfouz
Degrees of clarity
Some people say that art and literature are becoming increasingly obscure. Many paintings, for instance, and many musical compositions, seem accessible only to the specialist. --read on--

Credible conspiracies

Hassan Nafaa

This week:
Boris Yeltsin



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