INTERNATIONAL: Eagle, Lion, Bear

Spanish wit and Spanish gallantry helped the Geneva Disarmament Conference, which needed help last week.

Things had become a trifle grim when the Conference voted down (52 to 2) a proposal for total disarmament of all nations, made by Russia. There was a bad taste in everyone's mouth, left by the studied irony of Russia's Maxim Litvinov when he said: "I must apologize for suggesting once again that there be total disarmament, but where should this proposal be made if not to this disarmament conference?"

A good British answer to this would be: "My dear...

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