THE NATIONS: It's More Fun to Know

Luxemburg's plump, commonsensical Premier Pierre Dupong made a sensible remark about the Berlin crisis last week. Said he: "I don't want to find out if the Russians are willing to go to war. I would like to know, but I don't want to find out."

As both sides entered what was bound to become a new phase of East-West relations in Europe, the crisis crystallized the strengths and weaknesses of both. The Yalta-Potsdam comedy was played out. With or without another top-level conference between Russia and the Western powers, the old agreements, long since dishonored by the Communists, would be replaced...

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