U.A.R.: Calling All Africans

"Fate does not play jokes," wrote President Nasser back in 1955. "We are in a group of circles which should be the theater of our activity—an Arab circle, the circle of the continent of Africa on which fate has placed us," and "a third circle, the circle of our Moslem brethren." Now that Nasser has played out his Arab role for all it was worth, he is turning to exploit Cairo's considerable resources in the other two circles.

Even as Nasser hobnobs with Africa's new political leaders at Casablanca and sends planes to...

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