Last week the world's best correspondents cabled the greatest stories of their lives. In every capital of Europe they followed the swift unfolding of as big a crisis as war or its threat could make (see p. 32). No one of them could see it all. Its spread was too enormous, its moves too rapid and secret, its possibilities too terrifying. But because no crisis in history has been so fully reported, their accounts made a pattern, threw a strong light on the strength and weakness of the antagonists, whether the conflict...

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