THE NATION: No Whistles Blew

The Kremlin had spoken, and the sound of fighting dropped to a halfhearted rattle. The Kremlin had spoken, and the response had come chattering over the Peking radio in the thin, staccato voice of the Chinese spokesman. Peace was in sight in Korea.

All week long U.S. citizens had waited, hopeful but feeling that to hope too hard was humiliating, suspicious but feeling that to be too suspicious was self-defeating. The U.S. had never sued for peace, and it was anxious not even to appear to be suing now. Peace, if it was to be peace, was coming in an...

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