INTERNATIONAL: The Brothers

The news from London last week was that five Prime Ministers of the British Commonwealth, assembled in their first conference of World War II, had not agreed to play Big-Power politics in the postwar world. Instead, their only agreement so far had been on a scheme which might be a check against Big-Power politics.

Gone by the board, until further notice, were all proposals to solidify Britain and her Dominions in a single, commonly directed power-bloc. Endorsed, at least in principle, was a new League of Nations (details: unannounced). Within a new League, the Dominions might gather around Britain as closely...