Syria: To Unity by Disunion

In Cairo last week, Egypt's No. 2 man, Field Marshal Abdel Hakim Amer, stormed at a Syrian delegation: "Is Nasserism a crime in Syria now? If it is, how can we face the future together? If there are in Damascus people who consider Nasserism a crime, then how do you expect me to cooperate with them?" What set off Amer's flood of rhetorical questions was the threat posed to Nasser's dream of Arab unity by the gyrations of Syria's Baath Party leaders, headed by tall, lugubrious Premier Salah Bitar....

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