Foreign News: Sea of Troubles

"They were as unstable as water," T. E. Lawrence wrote of the Arabs in Seven Pillars of Wisdom, "and like water would perhaps finally prevail. Since the dawn of life, in successive waves, they had been dashing themselves against the coasts of flesh. Each wave was broken, but, like the sea, wore away ever so little of the granite on which it failed . . . The wash of [each] wave, thrown back by the resistance of vested things, will provide the matter of the following wave . . ."

The whole Moslem sea tossed and rolled last week, lapping at the...

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