After the London Foreign Ministers' Conference breakup, Ernest Bevin said: "We have no aim . . . to divide the world [But] we cannot go on as we have been going on. . . . We have hoped against hope that four-power collaboration would work. . . . We shall close no doors."

Neither Bevin nor any of the other ministers last week gave a clear indication of what their nations would try to do next. Yet the pattern was fairly clear: 1) the U.S. and Britain would try (with or without French...

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