National Affairs: Two Men & a Robot

The week was brisk with diplomatic comings & goings.

British Ambassador Lord Inverchapel, 66, jammed extra packages of sugar, rice and bacon into his luggage, and departed for Great Britain and retirement. The U.S. people, he declared, were "the nicest I've ever lived amongst." The man who had performed superbly under Japanese bombing during six years as ambassador to China, who had skillfully dealt with Joseph Stalin as wartime ambassador to Moscow, seemed old and tired. During his two-year U.S. tenure he had avoided the press, neglected receptions, become bored with the intricate economic problems which are the daily grist of...

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