Foreign Relations: Mapping the Sore Spots


Any good journalist knows what maps are for. You Crosshatch the Congo, underline Berlin, point an arrow at Viet Nam and — voild — an instant rundown of the world's trouble spots. Regular readers of the Sunday New York Times, for example, feel cheated when the ominous-looking Times map of the world shows fewer than a dozen diagonally shaded peril points or a score of fat, black arrows to denote developing crises. But the fact was that last week it was hard to add up all the trouble spots without a...

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