THE MIDDLE EAST: Turning Point

The day that Gamal Abdel Nasser persists in calling Victory Day—actually the anniversary of the withdrawal of the unbeaten British and French troops from Suez two years ago—has become an Egyptian holiday. Last week it was observed with massed schoolboy gymnastics and by the symbolic refloating of one of the ships sunk to block the canal. It was also marked by a speech from a somewhat subdued Nasser, who for the first time attacked the Communists. His oratory hardly matched the invective he has expended on the West, but it was a...

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