Middle East: The Week When Talk Broke Out


In Cairo, Nasser's own two sons volunteered for military service, inspired not only by their father's swollen rhetoric but by the martial music that suddenly took the place of whiny Arab folk songs on Radio Cairo. The absentee-prone Lebanese parliament, perhaps the world's most unmartial body, became so incensed that it took the warlike step of ending its emergency session with a wildly off-key singing of the national anthem. National Guardsmen in Da mascus had a fine time stopping all traffic on the city's wide boulevards and ordering everyone to take...

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