Middle East: A Case of Love-Hate

Everyone agrees that the ideal of Arab unity, never very robust, has once again been stabbed in the back. What caused the uproar in the Middle East last week was the question of who did the stabbing.

Moral Lepers. Egypt's President Gamal Abdel Nasser put his finger on two culprits: 1) Michel Aflak, the fraii; intellectual Christian Arab who founded the Baath Socialist Party; and 2) Salah Bitar, Aflak's disciple and the present Baathist Premier of Syria. Denouncing the two as fascists, secessionists, traitors, moral lepers and "seekers after power," Nasser blasted them as solely responsible for the collapse...

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