MIDDLE EAST: Sounds in a Summer Night

As persistent as the summer drone of cicadas was the endless, repetitive caterwauling of radio voices throughout the Arab world last week. The clandestine Jordan People's Radio (which actually broadcasts from Syria) railed at King Hussein and his men: "The Jordanian people will reply to you with ropes; they will hang you on poles and watch your rotten bodies swing!" Baghdad Radio tried to spread infection to Iran with a Persian-language broadcast: "Dear compatriots, shake off the dust of humiliation and misery. Today all freedom-loving peoples have revolted against imperialism." Radio...

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