Disarmament: The '62 Models

What the Genevans really cared about was the auto show.

In the Palais des Expositions, glittering new MG, Alfa Romeo and Mercedes models had been assembled for the city's annual automobile exhibition. There was only mild competition from the diplomats meeting in that hall of doom, the League of Nations' old Palais, for last week's 17-nation disarmament conference. The West at least went out of its way to offer new accessories, but the Russian delegates had scarcely bothered to touch up their old, familiar model.

See No Evil. In 1960 diplomats had haggled fruitlessly...

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