GENEVA: The Great Divide

"And so that contact, that meeting of minds, and almost of hearts, which seemed to have taken place four months ago is -for the moment -broken. We stand looking at each other across a great divide." Thus did Britain's Foreign Secretary Harold Macmillan pronounce the epitaph of the spirit of Geneva.

In the final days of the foreign ministers' conference, Russia's Vyacheslav Molotov disposed brusquely of any illusion that the Russians might make concessions in the only area where the West had any real hope of progress. Every Western proposal for improved East-West...

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