AUSTRIA: Waiting for Talk No. 259

Austria last week officially put its Big Four occupiers on notice that if they don't get together on a peace treaty soon, Austria will appeal to the United Nations General Assembly for "the freedom that is her due." Inability to do justice to Austria is a prize example of the weakness of post-World War II statesmanship. So far, in the past five years, the Big Four have held 258 meetings on the subject—all futile.

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