CYPRUS: Along the Mason-Dixon Line

Riots these days are generally made, not born. On Cyprus, as in Algeria, they frequently happen just before the U.N. is about to take up the subject, or when someone is about to offer a new plan. Last week's riots on Cyprus, the worst in years on that embittered, embattled island, anticipated Britain's latest and long-delayed new offer.

Britain communicated its plan in advance in private to the Greek and Turkish governments, but even though the men in the street did not know what Britain proposed, Cyprus was plunged into a savage round of riots. In the past, the British...

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