There is something unseemly about the in- variably gloomy analyses of the problems that now confront the Middle East, in the wake of the Egypt-Israel peace treaty. The treaty was in itself so remarkable an achievement, and so unexpected, that the event clearly calls for a substantial pause in order to celebrate and, however briefly, to enjoy. No matter that the major tasks still lie ahead; no matter that it is virtually impossible to imagine how the problems that now must, finally, be addressed can be resolved. We owe ourselves at least an overnight pass away from crisis—and we would be wise to take more.
I do not know the mood in Egypt, but both in ...
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