SPECIAL SECTION: ONCE AGAIN, AN AGONIZING REAPPRAISAL

An extraordinary conjunction of forces shook the world last week — a historic seven days in March that saw the decline of old hopes and the rise of new dangers. The world had not witnessed such a week of more or less simultaneous shocks since early November 1956, when a British-French-Israeli force was invading Egypt and the Soviets were crushing the Hungarian revolt, or since mid-October 1964, when the Soviet Central Committee deposed Nikita Khrushchev, the Chinese exploded their first atom bomb and Britain elected a Labor government in a...

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