BERLIN: Making Mischief or Peace

The statesmen of the three Western powers and Russia sat down once again this week at the rock on which their mighty but brief unity of wartime was shattered—the peace table. In Berlin, for the first time in five years, the U.S., British, French and Russian Foreign Ministers convened in formal session.

The Foreign Ministers met in the very room in the massive onetime Hohenzollern palace where the generals who tried to assassinate Hitler in 1944 were sentenced to hang on butcher's meathooks until dead. The ceiling above them bore a garish painting...

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