International: Very, Very Sticky

One day last week, Clement Attlee quietly picked up the morning paper. A minute later he found himself in the most embarrassing how-de-do a British Prime Minister had faced in a long time—the kind of situation that a Socialist would hardly wish even on his worst capitalist enemy.

It was the eve of the Paris conference on the Schuman Plan (see above), and the paper reported on a pamphlet entitled European Unity, put out by the Labor Party's National Executive Committee. The day the pamphlet reached the public, Attlee was slated to explain to the...

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