THE NATIONS: Rolling & Controlling Events

In a week of violent happenings, in Algiers, in Paris, in Caracas and in Beirut, the news had the bewildering quality of rockets going off at once in different directions. Up went a new Sputnik. On the streets of cities thousands of miles apart angry youthful throngs rioted, bent on demonstration and destruction; whatever else they were mad about, they usually found their way to the U.S. Information library to sack and burn it. Was it all coincidence?

Crises have a way of reverberating; Suez and Hungary occurred in the same week, and eruptions in the West frequently accompany rumblings...

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