The Arab world is now riven by the menace of sectarianism and breakup into smaller states. It\’s afflicted by polarisation between secularism and Islamism, the wealth and influence of reactionary Gulf autocracies and the constant military intervention and presence of western powers.
A democratic 21st-century Nasser, able to straddle the religious and secular camps, could be the unifying force to confront those challenges.
What Egypt needs is a military dictator. As long as he\’s democratic that is.