REFUGEES: Out of Luck

Whether sleeping on the sidewalks of Hong Kong, in a mud hut in Jordan, or in the clean, curtained rooms of converted Luftwaffe barracks, the refugee is the man who cannot go home again. Behind him lie the major conflagrations of the past 20 years—World War II, the Palestinian war in 1948, Dienbienphu in 1954, the Algerian strife, the Hungary of 1956, Tibet in 1959—or the drab, day-in-day-out drudgery of life in Communist Europe or Red China. Sometimes beckoned by hope, usually driven by despair, he has forsaken his homeland to the...

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