Europe was still in danger, and would be for years. Last week, however, Europe had gone through a major showdown with Communism and emerged greatly strengthened. Two years of developing U.S. policy came to a climax in the best week for the West since the open contest with Russia began.

The good tidings came in an unattractive package—a month of ill will in talk between the nations, of riot and strike and continuing hunger. Nonetheless, if the good news continued, riot and strike and hunger, along with the danger of war, would decline in the months ahead.

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