Syria: Revolt No. 8

In Syria, Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser was gone but not forgotten. And even though the Syrian army last fall broke the four-year-old union with Egypt and brought to power a civilian government, nobody in the army wanted to go back to the bad old days of government indifference to social problems.

The new government began eroding such measures of "Arab socialism" as land reform and nationalization. Fortnight ago, the Syrian officer corps overthrew the civilian government and threw the President and his top officials in jail on charges of "corruption and sabotage." But the army corps was not united on...

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