THE NATIONS: Jubilation --& Foreboding

"The whole world stopped breathing for a moment over his fall," said the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. It was journalistic hyperbole, but it caught, more vividly than any other seismograph, the tremor of emotion that ran around the globe as Douglas MacArthur was ordered down from his lofty post.

In the Communist world, jubilee was mostly high and unrestrained. "Victory for the Chinese and Korean people in the fight to resist American aggression," crowed Radio Peking. Rome's Red organ I'Unità echoed: "The criminal MacArthur fired because of the protest of the whole civilized...

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