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For this reason, the Northerners declared war for the manumission of the slaves! America Emerges from Isolation The period of isolation passed, and its politics ended, when America entered the First World War. Then it entered the Second World War. Now it is starting a war in Korea, and a third world war is not far behind! I really cannot understand how this illusion came into being, given this nation’s history with warfare. com - licensed to The Royal Library - PalgraveConnect - 2011-05-25 The American and the Hunger for War 03 abdel-malek 1-2 pbk:03 abdel-malek 1-2 16 2/23/11 12:52 PM Page 16 America in an Arab Mirror Americans Joke About the Injured I was at George Washington Hospital in the capital city, and it was evening.

I wrote one of them secretly giving him the responsibility of taking care of my apartment in Cairo during my absence. I decided to travel to the city of New York and I hurriedly prepared everything in 48 hours! I knew nothing about New York and I do not know why I chose it out of all the cities or states in America. All my thinking was centered on leaving Egypt. My decision to leave was based on advice from some of my close friends, who occupied important government posts at the time. I used to work as a press secretary for one of the government ministers as well as a journalist for the Al-Akhbar newspaper.

Liza” ... M. Two minutes past nine. Three, seven, eight, nine, ten minutes past. There was a knock on the door. Liza. An embrace, kisses, tears, love and each one of us was chewing the other! com - licensed to The Royal Library - PalgraveConnect - 2011-05-25 30 2/23/11 04 abdel-malek 3-7:04 abdel-malek 3-7 2/23/11 12:52 PM Page 31 An American Immigrant (1979) AHMAD MUSTAFA is an Egyptian-American businessman who moved to the United States in 1967 and lived as an illegal alien in New York City for some years.

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