WESTERN EUROPE: A Question of Heart

The differing architects of the West assembled in London this week to plan a new structure of European defense, replacing the crumpled blueprint of EDC. The task was devious and formidable, for out of ancient hates and modern misgivings the diplomats had to design an arrangement strong enough to withstand the Russians, flexible enough to let the British and Americans stand half in and half out, and roomy enough for Frenchmen and Germans to live peaceably under the same roof.

Each nation had its own ideas of how the fortress should be built.

France wanted a tight little Europe embracing Britain...

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