A Letter From The Publisher, may 26, 1958

WHEN crises come in clusters, is it all coincidence? Suez and Hungary occurred in the same week, and last week was another time of reverberating violence -in Algiers, Paris, Caracas, Beirut. Mobs stoned the Vice President of the U.S. on one continent, burned U.S. Information Agency libraries on two others. Some of the events were clearly foreseeable; others could be seized upon. Some could be planned: a new Sputnik went up in Russia in time to impress a visiting Nasser. In Algiers ambitious men leaped to a balcony to power events, and in France General Charles de Gaulle, who last controlled...

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