International: Cleavage

Vyacheslav M. Molotov habitually lectures the world as though he held an invisible birch rod in his hand, and his Western colleagues are often so irked by his unflagging self-righteousness that they pay little heed to what he actually says.

But in Paris last week they paid attention, for never before had "The Hammer" so plainly and openly charted the cleavage between East and West. Molotov made it clear that the "iron curtain" is not a mere physical barrier, impeding free movement and free information; it is a partition between two world views, two kinds of morality, so...

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