The Time Has Come

In a White House week of holiday quiet, Franklin Roosevelt worked overtime at his 1945-46 budget and his state-of-the-nation speech, so that he could be ready for the No. 1 date on his New Year's calendar: a "tea for three" meeting with Messrs. Churchill and Stalin. The Washington word was that the Big Three would get together soon after Mr. Roosevelt's Term IV inauguration on Jan. 20. It would not be too soon. During the past fortnight, a clamor of criticism against U.S. diplomacy has swelled into an outraged chorus. Its theme: the...

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