Europe: This Was the Summer That Was

"Summer's lease hath all too short a date," sighed Shakespeare in the 18th sonnet, but as far as most of Western Europe is concerned, the sooner the lease runs out the better. After one of the worst winters in memory, this summer has proved a thing of wind and wetness, of a cool July and August snows, of record rains and blighted harvests, of burgeoning prices and other irritants. If such crises of daily living were minor compared with the test ban treaty or South Viet Nam, they still meant a difference between good times and bad for millions...

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