July 21, 1958

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Dropcap_r_ironworks_3 ather than even make an attempt to explain what’s going on in the Mideast in this period, I’ll defer to Robert G. Neumann, below. I can only echo what Hanson W. Baldwin said Feb. 21, 1958, when he referred to the  "military and political quicksand of the Middle East."

Here’s a quote from Neumann’s piece:

"… but all the other Arab countries, with the qualified exception of Lebanon, live under dictatorships, certainly Egypt above all others. Nor is democracy a meaningful concept among the Arabs."

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About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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