Two little Central American countries, El Salvador and Guatemala, struggled in freedom's toils last week. Both had recently overthrown tyrants. Both had discovered that the seeds of tyranny did not vanish with the tyrants.

Loyal Soldier. General Andrés Ignacio Menéndez, Provisional President of El Salvador, was doing pretty well. Appointed by the tottering Dictator, Maximiliano Hernández Martinez, Menéndez might have made himself Dictator too. Instead he announced that he would hold the Government in trust for an elected president.

The Army sulked. Its 26 colonels and generals, accustomed to power, feared...

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