GREAT BRITAIN: Lesson Unlearned

To anyone who was listening, Berlin proved one thing: Russia has no intention of yielding her grip on Germany−now or at any time in the foreseeable future. Hope of agreement died early in Berlin; the West must now press ahead with its long-postponed needs, chief among them German rearmament.

So thought the West's Foreign Ministers. In the House of Commons last week, Britain's Anthony Eden put it bluntly: "The House will see that the points of view could not have been more widely divergent. There was no possibility of a successful negotiation to bridge them." The...

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