THE NATIONS: A Rattle of Bones

Not to bury the German Caesar but to dispraise each other, Russia and the Western Powers prepared to meet again. Would the four-power Conference of Foreign Ministers write a peace treaty for Germany when they met next week in London? The odds against it were set by one knowledgeable observer at 100 to 1. The chances of a peace treaty with Austria were better: the odds against it were only 10 to 1.

The deputies of the Foreign Ministers last week chewed a tired cud of procedural issues. Their sessions were placid enough, and utterly unproductive. The biggest question before...

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