THE NATIONS: What's All This?

Russia loomed ever larger in the news and minds of the western world. From San Francisco to Stockholm the people and statesmen of the west felt the impact of Soviet power. Uncertainly, as though some incredible anticlimax were in the making, the west measured its own power. Except at explosive Trieste (see below), the deployments were diplomatic. Men gazed at each other across their ramparts, so lately raised in common victory, and said: Why, what's all this?

The incredible was, nevertheless, understandable. A new, revolutionary power taking a new position in the world meant new strains, all the more severe...

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