Syria: To the Left, March

Far more than most of its neighbors, Syria is a fertile land that since Biblical times has usually prospered by exporting grain and other foodstuffs. Today, Syria's chief domestic crop is trouble, its chief exports terror and sedition.

Held in the grip of a fanatical socialist party that seeks to wrest from Egypt's Nasser the leadership of the Arab left, Syria has become the epicenter on the seismographic chart of Middle Eastern turmoil. From the Sea of Galilee to the Gulf of Aden, its mortars and machine guns, tanks and terrorists ply their...

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