International: Nothing But Force

A TIME correspondent cabled from London last week: "I'm pretty sure that Anglo-American relations are in better shape than Anglo-Russian relations."

That was news. Three months ago the British were in a dither about the U.S. (TIME, Jan. 15). Certain only of U.S. uncertainty, they were much more inclined to rely on Moscow than on Washington. Since then Soviet power in the New Europe had loomed bigger & bigger. Even Anthony Eden, who had labored long and earnestly for Soviet-British understanding, had been moved to say:

"Every state tries to prevent other states...

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