ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Shifting Focus in Fertilisers

ARABISM has not died with Nasser. On the contrary, the end of "Nasserism" may well portend more fruitful expressions of the concept of "the Arab nation'' than its most emphatic votary could achieve in his lifetime. In his last years, Nasser did try to bring the UAR, Sudan and Libya closer together which led to a vague tripartite alliance last December; but a federal compact under a triumvirate leadership, as decided upon between the three countries on November 8, would have been almost unthinkable with Nasser alive. Nasser was too tall a personality for such a venture to materialise. That indeed was the tragic fact of Arabism, which the forthright Bourguiba of Tunisia put thus: "Never have the Arabs been so , divided as they have been since Gamal Abdel Nasser decided to unite them". But it was also Bourguiba who admitted on another occasion that "our brother Gamal Abdel Nasser has always worked for the Arabs' welfare".

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