I did not intend to pick up Nonie Darvash's autobiography. I had my eye on a book about the Armenian Genocide. However, I needed a bit of lighter reading for the holiday.
The book is an amazing tour through Nasser's Egypt. The author does portray the grinding poverty pre-Nasser. The streets filled with beggars who are hungry and even politely ask for food at a graveside visit. The book mentions Nasser's meglomania and his Communist reforms made matters worse. A nation with millions of hungry people exports food for weapons and feeds the poor a steady died of anti-semitism. The economy continues to go from bad to worse under these Marxist reforms.
The chapters on the realities of polygamy and shariah law on women should be old news to most of us. The sole exception is Ducky who gets his idiotic views of Islam from outsiders like Fanon or Gnome Chimpanzee. The observations of an Irsad Manji, Nonie Darwash, Bat Yeor or Fred Isaac who lived under Islam are ignored. Marxist stooges are not good for much but are cheaper than rubber chickens.
If you haven't purchased the book it is excellent reading.