TUNISIA: A Matter of Pride

While British property and security disappeared in the flames of Egyptian nationalism last week (see above), alarm bells rang out for an ominous blaze in French territory 800 miles to the west. Militant nationalism, smoldering in the protectorate of Tunisia for some 50 of France's 71 years of sovereignty, had burst suddenly into open flame. Over the years, France had granted Tunisians more & more voice in their internal affairs in an effort to stave off Tunisian demands for independence. Over the years, Tunisia's nationalists, led by a dynamic yet reasonable and sternly anti-Communist Arab named Habib Bourguiba, 48, had...

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