THE NATIONS: Spasm of Aggression

UNO's first session had given a reasonable hope that the nations might be able to get along with each other. But last week, in & out of UNO, came a series of Russian moves, from Canada to Syria to Manchuria, that added up to a worldwide Russian power drive. When the week ended, international relations were at their worst point since the war's end.

Russian policy alternates between spasms of aggressive expansionism and fits of sweet reasonableness. Last week the pattern of Soviet truculence was wider, deeper, more varied and more significant than the stubborn Russian cynicism which deadlocked the...

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