National Affairs: High Up in the Waldorf

In a Waldorf-Astoria suite 37 floors above Manhattan's Park Avenue, the foreign ministers of the three Western powers sat down this week to one of the most crucial conferences since V-J day. The issues before them girdled the globe. But the "major effort," Secretary of State Dean Acheson said as the conference began, centered on Western Europe.

That did not mean that the U.S.'s Acheson, Britain's Bevin or France's Schuman were overlooking Asia, where men were paying with their lives for past blunders —notably the blunders of the U.S. Yet there was no denying...

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