LEBANON: When Compromise Is Victory

Lebanon's two-week insurrection sputtered on amid deepening bitterness and futility, and loud talk of intervention from West and East.

On the one side was President Camille Chamoun, a Christian of the Maronite Roman Catholic sect, with all the claims upon U.S. good will of a stoutly pro-Western leader who has led his little country from its Swiss-modeled neutrality at the heart of the Arab world to all-out espousal of the Eisenhower Doctrine. On the other were the rebel politicians, some of them professional Moslems who have been photographed in the forefront of practically every Arab nationalist gathering that Nasser has...

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