Foreign News: The Inner Interests

Last week half the world's capitals reverberated with pronouncements about the Suez Canal. Most of that speaking was in the high language of morality and the heightened tone of rhetoric. Not so easily detected, though present, was the urgent call of self-interest. Items:

France is united from right to left—except for the Communists—in regarding the Suez crisis as an unexpected opportunity to destroy Nasser, the man they see behind all their North African troubles. This weighs far more deeply with them than the seizure of the French canal company.

India, despite its ringing endorsement...

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