THE NATIONS: In & Out of the Potatoes

It was 6 a.m. in Moscow. Factory workers on their way to their jobs queued up, as usual, for their morning papers. Then they saw the headlines: America had proposed a conference to "compose differences." Through the grey dawn, the news spread rapidly. Before Moscow's huge notice boards, in trolleys and subways, people happily nudged each other and said: "Good, huh? Good!" Cried a young teacher: "There are many honest fellows in America who don't want war." An engineer told an American: "Molotov will get together with you folks yet, you just...

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