GREAT BRITAIN: Peace & Prejudice

The neat package that Britain's Anthony Eden carried to Geneva a month ago seemed as sound and commonsensical as the British character, and guaranteed to please all domestic customers.

¶By refusing to join the U.S. in "united action" before Geneva (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), Eden had the approval of Britons, from cautious Tories to hot-eyed Bevanites.

¶By insisting on doing nothing without consulting Asian Commonwealth countries, he angled for the good will of India's Nehru and those Britons who worry about Nehru's opinions.

¶By holding out the hope that the Geneva negotiations might save...

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