International: Pilgrim's Progress

The atom was not Clement Attlee's sole concern. He also wanted to get on better terms with Harry Truman and convince the capitalist U.S. that socialist Britain could be a good and useful friend —especially if Communist Russia turned out to be no friend at all. In both endeavors, he made some progress.

Two Men. At Potsdam, Truman had not been overly impressed by cautious Clement Attlee. In Washington they saw much more of each other, got on very pleasantly. Future meetings might go still better. But there was no sign of the gusty,...

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