By Mada Masr
A photo of the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser is one of a few decorations in the office of Mahmoud Sayem, the director of the Spinning and Weaving Syndicate.
Above it is a photo of Ahmed Fahim, one of the godfathers of the syndicate movement in the 1950s.
Almost three years after the fall of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, Sayem is giving a lecture about how important the spinning and weaving industry is to Egypt — which sounds like a textbook example of a Marxist commodity.
Grasping the top of his sleeve, he tells the life story of his linen shirt. He…