MOROCCO: The World Has Changed

From a month of palaver and pleasure in France, Sidi Mohamed ben Youssef, Sultan of Morocco, this week sailed back to his North African domain. His mission had tried in vain to loosen the ties binding Morocco and France. Now the suave and stubborn Sultan talked guardedly of breaking them.

Under the impetus of the North African campaign of World War II, the urban Moroccan intelligentsia grew increasingly restless for a fuller measure of freedom than that allowed them under the French protectorate. Most clamorous for nationalism was the Istiqhlal (Independence) Party. A leading moderate was the Sultan ; he...

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