In the first week of Allied victory, the Allied world dared to name its fear. The London Economist, long a bulwark of Anglo-Russian friendship, publicly examined the alternatives to a break with the Soviet Union. Ely Culbertson, a U.S.

bridge expert who considers bridge his hobby and international psychology his business, said in his latest plan for world security: "War between the United States and Russia would be the catastrophe of centuries." The wiser diplomats at San Francisco understood the United Nations conference for what it mainly was: an attempt to devise...

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