BIG FOUR: Reading: Optimistic

Geneva, anticipated by some with too much hope and by others with too much fear, now belonged to history, or at least to the history books.

If Geneva was to be measured by the letter, nothing was agreed to there—only an agreement to discuss disagreements again in October.

But if Geneva was to be measured by the spirit, as all the participants insisted it should be, then quite a bit was achieved.

The Russians very evidently came to Geneva not to reach settlements, but to strike an attitude: the attitude of reasonable men willing to...

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