The West had almost lost itself in a happy daydream of satisfaction as Western Europe at last seemed to move toward a sound defensive posture. But last week a cold blast from the Far East brought it back to reality with a start.
Communism was on the move in Asia, massively and triumphantly. Ho Chi Minh moved into Hanoi as the non-Communist forces retreated sullenly before him, bickering in a fashion which suggested that, before long, Ho might also be moving into Saigon and all of Indo-China.
But the biggest triumph was Red China's.
The Chinese bargained with Soviet
Russia over territory and...