SWITZERLAND: Neutrality Is Not Indifference

In their devotion to neutrality, the canny, conservative men who govern Switzerland frequently carry noninvolvement in international politics to a point where the mountains seem to echo to the cry of hear no evil and see no evil. But the events in Hungary have stirred the Swiss like nothing has in years. Last week, casting traditional impartiality to the winds, Foreign Minister Max Petitpierre told the Swiss Parliament that in Hungary "we have witnessed and are witnessing the cold enslavement, through armed force, arrests and deportations, of a nation whose only crime is to strive for independence. There is...

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