Belgium: Going Home

With their party in disarray in the wake of the nationwide strikes that they instigated, Belgium's faction-torn Socialists last week sent for the one man with enough eminence to restore their battered prestige and give them a fighting chance in this spring's elections. He was NATO's Secretary-General Paul-Henri Spaak, 62.

To much of the outside world, Spaak's name has long seemed to be synonymous with Belgium itself. During the war and in the reconstruction era that followed, Spaak was sometimes Belgium's Premier, but nearly always its Foreign Minister. As such, he was a major architect of postwar...

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