ECONOMICS: In the Anteroom

Americans had come to accept the proposition that "the Marshall Plan is a success." The proposition was true, up to a point. Yet Americans were also learning that, in the battle for the West's survival, every success leads only to the anteroom of another crisis. Last week ECAdministrator Paul Hoffman flew to Paris, and into a new anteroom.

A Vicious Cycle. He came to talk to OEEC (ECA's European governing body consisting of representatives of all the Marshall Plan participants) about Western Europe's economic integration. That, in addition to Western Europe's economic revival, had been an objective of the Marshall...

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