Morocco: Covetous Neighbor

Ever since winning its independence from France in 1956, little Morocco has been nourishing a large dream—a wistful memory of the once mighty Islamic empire that straddled all North Africa and even conquered southern Spain. The expansive claims of the majority Istiqlal Party already argue for the annexation of most of Morocco's neighbors, and last week the growing irredentist movement got crucial support. King Hassan II, accused by some nationalists of being too moderate, sounded off in perfect harmony with the expansionist chorus. "Our consciences will not rest in peace," said Hassan, "until our cherished country has recovered its...

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