MOROCCO: Advice to the U.S.

The French colonialists last week gave a classic example of too little & too late. They held elections for the Consultative Chambers of Commerce and Agriculture —French Morocco's powerless, pale imitation of a parliament—and generously broadened the electorate 15 times (to 150,000). A decade ago, the nationalists would have cheered such a concession. Last week, the nationalist Istiqlal party warned all Moroccans to boycott the election : it wanted nothing less than complete independence.

In Casablanca, mobs rushed the polling places, and heaved paving blocks. Before election day was over, six Moroccans...

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