Sweden: Trial's End

The hand-picked members of Bertrand Russell's "International War Crimes Tribunal" were all dolled up for their denunciation scene. French Novelist Simone de Beauvoir glittered in a silver lame blouse, while Playwright Peter Weiss, who had worn a corduroy jacket all week, donned a grey, striped business suit for the occasion. But all the pomp and ceremony could not add one bit of suspense to the peacenik extravaganza—or respectability to the "verdict." After nine days of canned and Kafkaesque testimony by Russell's loyal witnesses, Tribunal President Jean-Paul Sartre declared that the U.S....

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