THE NATIONS: Prophylaxis

War, like venereal disease, is not spread by frank discussion. Some people think it is. Last week was a bad one for them.

A European diplomat in Washington summed up the reaction of many of his colleagues to current international developments. He said: "In the inner circles of our Government it is no longer a question of whether or not we are on the eve of a world war. The question we would like answered is—will the U.S. make its stand on the Elbe or the Pyrenees?"

Public creation of the "Little Comintern" widened the split at the United Nations, where the...

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