THE NATION: Understanding

Secretary of State George Marshall wanted a final understanding with the world and the Soviet Union. That thought lighted up with a cold glow the speech he made early last week in Chicago.

He was wrathful over Russia's "calculated campaign of vilification and distortion of American motives in foreign affairs." The U.S. had one objective in Europe: restore Europe's peace and economic equilibrium. With that objective he was going to London to sit with Molotov, Bevin and Bidault on the fate of Germany and Austria. "My purpose [is] to concentrate solely on finding an acceptable basis of agreement to terminate the...

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