EUROPEAN UNION: More than Monogamy

The meeting started ten minutes late. (Some people thought it was really ten years late, or ten centuries.) In a solemn procession led by parliamentary messengers, who looked like headwaiters except for their chains of office, walked France's mastiff-faced Edouard Herriot. He climbed the rostrum, opened the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe.

"All creation, even the birth of a child, entails some risk," he said. "The Assembly will be what your determination makes it."

Rambunctious Rebellion. The Assembly last week showed that it had determination. Belgium's Paul-Henri Spaak had relinquished public office at home just in time to be...

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