Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
2 - 8 December 1999
Issue No. 458
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Issues navigation Current Issue Previous Issue Back Issues

No economising without democracy
A developed democratic arena is an essential safety valve for necessary economic reforms, argues Ibrahim Nafie
The hazards of publishing a memoir
Edward Said learned much while writing Out of Place -- and even more when it was read
A mandate of genocide
As the assault on Iraq enters its ninth year, Jean Allain feels compelled to 'speak the truth to power'
Civil society against the WTO Mohamed Sid-Ahmed argues that the battle now underway in Seattle between fifty thousand demonstrators and the World Trade Organisation involves issues far beyond world commerce
Close up
By Salama Ahmed Salama

The smog that has been suffocating millions of residents of the capital and its environs is only the tip of the iceberg: it merely hints at the unimaginable environmental crisis threatening people's health and undermining their ability to work, not to mention their right to live in a clean environment. --read on--
An untenable reconciliation

Naguib Mahfouz
The secret reader
The ultimate goal of any writer is to satisfy both the elite and the average reader. Shakespeare's ideas may be profound, his characters of a complexity that must be studied, yet his plays are never wanting in humour and humanity. --read on--

Unity and democracy

Amin Iskandar

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