Foreign News: A Bottle of Aspirin

Last week Pierre Mendes-France's government decided on one more attempt to settle Tunisia's growing unrest by peaceful means. Tunisian Premier Tahar ben Amar was summoned to a delicate conference in Paris. Ben Amar could not give much ground, or he would be scorned and disowned by hotheaded compatriots. Mendes' Minister for Moroccan and Tunisian Affairs, a Gaullist named Christian Fouchet, was under heavy pressure by his fellow Gaullists to show an iron hand in North Africa. Thus, with neither man left much room for maneuvering, Fouchet and Ben Amar dickered for days, trying to find some way to end the...

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