THE MIDDLE EAST: Sunrise in Cairo

"Within the Arab world." said Egypt's Strongman Nasser in 1953, "there is a role wandering aimlessly in search of a hero." Last week President Nasser made his biggest bid yet for the role of Arabism's hero. Meeting simultaneously in Cairo and Damascus, the Egyptian and Syrian Parliaments unanimously adopted his terms for immediate union and nominated him as sole candidate for President of the United Arab Republic.

''In the lives of nations," cried Nasser in a burst of emotional oratory, "there are generations ordained and solely chosen by destiny to witness decisive...

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