THE NATIONS: Spring Plowing

Said a U.S. War Department political strategist last week:

"There is a lesser possibility of a shooting war today than at any time since 1935 or 1936. The situation in Greece relaxed the day the President made his speech. In fact, the Russians, having wintered in Germany, Austria and Bulgaria, are going home for the spring plowing."

This statement was a bit on the optimistic side, but it seemed to point up an important (though generally disputed) truth: the danger of war has not much to do with good or ill feeling between nations. For...

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