THE NATIONS: What the Millions Watched

Was this the peace? Of the world's 2,000,000,000 people, at least 1,900,000,000 just did not care what became of Massaua's flea-bitten port, or of sun-baked Leros, or of Venezia Giulia's ragged purple mountains, or of dusty Kalgan, or of the fog-soaked Kurils. What the people did care about was tomorrow's bread or hunger, day-after-tomorrow's peace or war.

The Giants. Two recently isolated giants, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., were suddenly everywhere. Russia was claiming colonies in Africa, making friends among the Arabs, gripping eastern Eu rope, regaining its economic position in Manchuria, actively concerning itself with...

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