INTERNATIONAL: Little Men, What Now?

The war news looked better. Many men spoke of ultimate victory. After victory would come peace. But for the United Nations the problem of how to win the war had already become in part the problem of how to win the peace.

Possibly Winston Churchill, bursting with pride in the Egyptian campaign, could not resist saying in Parliament: "We mean to hold our own. ... I have not become the King's First Minister to preside at the liquidation of the British Empire" (TIME, Nov. 23). Possibly General Dwight Eisenhower could not resist saying:...

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