Magdi Abdelhadi radio documentary on Mubarak´s Egypt
It can be found at the Arabist in full here.
The second part was to be broadcasted yesterday, and can be found here, it´s about Mubarak´s legacy and the future.
You will find it here.
Both are well worth your while, and the most striking comment comes at the end of part two, from former free-officer and minister under Nasser, Sarwat Okasha:
¨We didn´t think of governing the country, even some of the officers that participated in the revolution were not happy with what happend, because the should make elections for people¨
Magdi Abdelhadi question: But they say that the democracy seen in Egypt today was never seen before, that´s what President Mubarak says
Sarwat Okasha: ¨Yes that he says(laughter), but ask any man, he is going to lead this country to a system of royalty, because of the needs of his son, Papa i want to be like you(laugther), and everything is going this way¨
Magdi Abdelhadi question: If you knew that this is how things would develop, would you
Sarwat Okasha: ¨I would never, never participated, no.¨
It reminds me of a blog post i wrote back in 2006, named ¨we have had enough of corruption¨, the photo montage seen was a Time Magazine cover in September 1952, with an interview , with the then Prime minister, and later Egypt´s first President Muhammed Naguib.