THE NATION: Through the Wringer

Before any free nation can press its hopes and aims, no matter how high-minded, into workable and acceptable form, they must first be wrung out in terms of politics. This was the process, with all of its charges and countercharges, conspiracies and compromises, that was at work last week as the U.S. attempted to wring out a workable policy for the Middle East. It was at work as U.S., Canadian and Indian delegates huddled and haggled on a new approach to Israel v. the Arabs in the gleaming corridors of the United Nations; it was at work as Democratic...

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