Cyprus: Search for Compromise

The Cyprus problem last week was beginning to resemble the famous Schleswig-Holstein question, which agitated Europe for nearly 100 years and caused at least four wars. Of this knotty diplomatic tangle, Britain's Lord Palmerston said, "Only three men have ever understood it. One was Prince Albert, who is dead; the second was a German professor who went mad. I am the third, and I have forgotten all about it." Forceful Tampering. Diplomats at the U.N. would be equally happy to forget all about the Cyprus problem, which last week was returned to the Security Council after U Thant's failure to...

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