DIPLOMACY: The New Rome

Flying into the U.S. from the far ends of the earth, a flock of foreign statesmen last week demonstrated that the roads which once led to imperial Rome and London now converge on Washington. Unlike their counterparts in the days of the Caesars and the Gladstones, they came not as satraps but as friends. But each of these ambassadors to the new Rome had a plea or a complaint. Items:

¶India's Finance Minister Morarji Desai sought first aid for his country's second five-year plan, threatened with strangulation by an acute shortage of foreign exchange. By week's end Desai had...

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