They might try to escape the boredom of debate and deadlock by fiddling with their pencils, twiddling their thumbs or staring at the floor and ceiling. But one fact the members of U.N.'s Security Council could not escape last week: history was at their throats. The debate was on the U.S. formula for a two-year peace watch by the United Nations on the war-threatened borders of Greece. There, like the pebble that starts an avalanche, even a minor explosion might precipitate events that would involve the world in a third global war. Would Russia, the power behind the provocations...

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