GENEVA: Bitter Facts

"Why all the fuss?" asked France's Georges Bidault wearily, as he entrained from Geneva to face a hostile assembly in Paris. "When the game is over, why not merely say so?"

The man who blew the whistle was Russia's Molotov. Ever since he returned from Moscow ten days before, he had dropped his role of forbearing arbiter and become once again the familiar aggressive antagonist. Observers suspected that he had learned in Moscow the only thing he wanted to know: the U.S. was not going to intervene in Indo-China. Last week Molotov got...

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