COLD WAR: The Awakening

Most dramatic symbol of the cold war's progress last week (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS) was Tibet's Dalai Lama, who, at the cost of physical defeat, won a psychological victory. Red China's rape of Tibet stirred the neutralist powers of Asia as the Soviet rape of Hungary never had. With shock, Asians suddenly realized that there could be "yellow colonialism" as well as "white colonialism."

"The picture of Asians kicking Asians around is not a prospect that pleases," declared the Times of Indonesia. In Rangoon the Nation bluntly declared that this was "no time...

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