GREAT BRITAIN: Hardly Necessary

"PEASANTS OUTCLASS THE MIGHTY U.S.A.," read a headline in Lord Beaverbrook's London Evening Standard last week. The left-wing New Statesman and Nation took another tack, suggested that perhaps the best way to handle the Korean war would be to admit the Chinese Communists to the U.N., remove General MacArthur as U.N. commander in the Far East, and let Britain step in as mediator. U.S. journalists in London also reported that some Britons were getting a certain amount of quiet satisfaction in seeing the mighty "Yanks" get their "come-uppance."

There was no doubt that some Britons were drawing sly comfort from...

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