EUROPE: The Wheel & the Flame

That the civilization called "Western" had in the 20th Century faltered and sickened was a fact so often reported and so frighteningly plain that men tended to ignore the vitality that still throbbed 'in the West's heart.

Last week, above the clamor of hunger and the echoes of two wars, Europe's people still heard the voice of the spirit that for 2,000 years had made Christendom, for all its failures and struggles, the greatest of human communities. In numbers unprecedented before fascism and war closed over them, the people of Europe expressed a choice by ballot as to how they should...