THE NATIONS: Story of a Crisis

This week the West stopped talking to Moscow about the Berlin crisis. Instead, it started talking to the world. In Paris, George Marshall, Ernest Bevin and Robert Schuman gravely announced that the Soviet Government had made further negotiations impossible; consequently they were taking the issue of the Berlin blockade to the United Nations.

The next day, the U.S. State Department published a massive 77-page "white paper." Compiled day by day as the secret negotiations with Moscow wore on, it revealed the remarkable story of an earnest, untiring and utterly futile attempt to reach understanding with Soviet Russia. The only possible...

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