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Some of the earliest systems of literacy, mathematics, astronomy, engineering, and science appeared in ancient Egypt, and throughout 5,500 years of recorded history, Egyptian educational advances influenced the world significantly. Modern Egypt, the most populous Arab state, has continued to lead the region in education, literature, music, architecture, cinema, radio, and television. Few Middle Eastern political issues—from the war on terrorism to the Palestinian–Israeli conflict—can be discussed without involving the effect of Egyptian education and its establishment.
Educational Roots of Political Crisis in Egypt explores Egypt’s political, economic, social, and cultural leadership from the remarkable civilization of the past to the unique socialistic/capitalistic conglomerate of today. Cochran details the outcomes of over thirty years of foreign aid allocated to education, particularly from the World Bank and the United States, in never before documented descriptions.