UNITED NATIONS: Trouble in Tunisia

The words of a severe argument in the United Nations were punctuated last week by the chatter of a machine gun 4,400 miles away from the U.N.'s Manhattan debating halls.

On a lonely stretch of road six miles from Tunis, assassins poured a stream of bullets at a man driving past. Next morning his body was found, crushed and unrecognizable. The authorities identified him as the most formidable Tunisian nationalist leader still at liberty in the land: Farhat Hached, 39-year-old head of the 100,000-strong General Union of Tunisian Workers.

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