International: Paris Revisited

Last April, TIME'S Washington Bureau reported: "The U.S. delegation is going to Paris with some hope, but fully prepared for failure."

Last week, TIME'S Washington Bureau reported: "Byrnes and his aides look forward with hope but no expectation of success to the Paris meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers."

The world could not escape the haunting feeling that it was reliving a past experience. The same diplomats with the same assistants were going to the same city, now only a little warmer and profusely decorated with roses (which the hospitable National Office of Art and Creation calls an "essentially French" flower); the...