THE NATIONS: The Question

A world tormented almost to indifference by the international welter of civil strife, rioting, pillage, expropriation, the collapse of social and political tradition and the failure of the nations' leaders to achieve peace found one fact indisputable last week: in Yugoslavia Marshal Josip Broz Tito's war planes had shot down two unarmed U.S. transports (one in flames) and killed four American citizens.

As all eyes were fixed on Washington and Moscow (for most men recognized that these capitals were the political poles of the electric situation), the U.S. acted swiftly. By week's end, there were still rumblings in a still overcast...

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