For the first time since the present game of international power politics began in 1931 (when Japan seized Manchuria) the London-Washington Axis dealt the cards last week. With growing concern the Berlin-Rome-Tokyo Axis watched them fall. The removal of the moral embargo against Russia (see p. 11) may have been only a nine-spot, but the missions of such men as Harry Hopkins, Wild Bill Donovan (see p. 21) and Wendell Willkie (see p. 16) might turn up jacks or better. The unprecedented welcome President Roosevelt gave Lord Halifax (see p. 11) was...

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