EUROPE: Better Than Panic

Winston Churchill looked around the quiet, grey-carpeted chamber, with its red leather chairs and chamois-covered walls, hurriedly built for last week's meeting of the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe at Strasbourg. Said he: "It is a wonder that we sit here in our new House of Europe, calmly discussing our plans for the future happiness and concord of our peoples and their moral and cultural ideals. It is a wonder, but at least it is better than getting into a panic."

Explained Churchill: "The Soviet forces . . . outnumber the forces of the Western Union by at...

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