International: Time to Whistle

"Do not waste your time in trying to discover what is at the back of (the other man's) mind; there may, for all you know, be nothing at the back. Concentrate all your attention upon making quite certain that he is in no doubt whatsoever in regard to what is at the back of your mind."

—Diplomacy, by Harold Nicolson

This sound diplomatic precept obviously lay well at the front of John Foster Dulles' mind last week. On his ten-day flying trip to Western Europe's capitals, the new Secretary of State left little room for...

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