GREAT BRITAIN: The Resiler

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In London last week, cocktail-party pundits predicted: "Nasser or Eden out of power by October." At a Socialist rally in Caterham, the Labor Party's foreign-affairs spokesman, Alfred Robens, cried that if peaceful negotiations with Nasser failed, Anthony Eden "has no alternative but to resign." One lover of historical irony, harking back to Ethiopian War days of Eden the boy-wonder diplomat, announced that Eden was about to end his career as he began it, talking about sanctions that he can't deliver.

It was understandable why the conclusion-jumpers were so active. In the first angry days...

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