Foreign News: Status Quo Ante?

Into a pot bubbling with all sorts of complex plans for postwar Europe, Belgium's exiled Premier Hubert Pierlot last week tossed a proposition as calm as it was simple. His proposition: that Belgium take up where she left off in 1940, with King Leopold on the throne, the prewar Parliament in its seats, the exiled Cabinet in power until it "renders account" and prepares the country for postwar elections.

"Then," said Pierlot, "we will resign."

Such a program will probably be more practicable for Belgium than for most of Europe. Since the day the Nazis immured him in Laeken Castle, 42-year-old...

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