SYRIA: Come to the Fair

In Damascus this week the big news was the opening of the fair. The U.S.—which made a great success at the Damascus Fair three years ago with Cinerama—concluded that Cinerama was not enough to save Syria from Soviet penetration, and was not represented. It was left to exhibits from nine Communist countries to dominate the fairgrounds.

If the Russians were trying to put on a show in Syria, it was a show of correct innocence. "Not a single Soviet soldier, apart from the military attache, has been or is now in Syria,'' said Moscow radio, and to make the story...

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