Foreign News: Four Chiefs

A fundamental effort to prevent another World War by reshaping the whole fabric of existing relations between the major European states was launched this week at No. 10 Downing Street, ten minutes after a black rainy midnight. The chiefs of Britain and France could not reach this momentous decision, or even get down to discussing it for eight solid hours at No. 10, without having first decided last week —for reasons of high policy—against fighting either for Czechoslovakia or with the Soviet Union, both treaty allies of France.

Turning their backs squarely on...