Egypt coup against Morsi is rooted in a decades-long struggle

July 4, 2013 7:03 AM

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Egypt coup against Morsi is rooted in a decades-long struggle

Since 1952, Egypt's identity has been in a tug of war between Islamists and a secular military state.

CAIRO — The passions fueling Egypt's political turbulence arose directly from the "Arab Spring" of 2011, but they have deeper roots in a decades-long struggle over the nation's identity between two authoritarian forces — Islamists and a secular military state.

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