THE NATION: More Strength, More Peace

All over the world last week, people tested the political winds and hopefully observed that things were letting up a little. On the Kremlin organ, the peace theme swelled with a new urgency. In Germany, the Communists, trying to forestall West German rearmament, dangled the tantalizing hope of a reunified nation (see FOREIGN NEWS).

The Soviet peace talk might go on for months, or it might end tomorrow—with an all-out Communist offensive in Korea. It is already producing some of the results the Communists want. In the free world, there is wistful talk of relaxing. The timorous...

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