THE NATION: The Sound of Gunfire

As the election campaign moved quietly and placidly towards its climax this week the U.S. was suddenly confronted by the boldest, blackest headlines since Korea. Beneath three days of fog that sifted lightly across the Danube, the Communist satellite capital of Budapest (pop. 1,750,000) rang to the classic shouts of "Freedom of Speech!" "Freedom of Religion!" The answer, audible from the Baltic to the South China Sea, was the machine-gun fire of Communist T-54 tanks. Then, out of a deep night along the Israel-Egypt border, there sprang forth two spearheads of a regular Israeli army advance, lunging 75 miles into...

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