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Urabi Pasha: a British view

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...3. I agree with Mr. Colvin that Araby Bey at any rate is not without even some high motives by which he justifies to himself his conduct. He is a visionary, and respect for his high personal character is one of the greatest holds which he has in the allegiance of his followers. It is therefore most necessary not to force him either to despair or to betray his comrades. In either case the more violent and ignorant officers will overpower him, and probably the almost regular succession of revolutionary events will lead to anarchy with all

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