THE NATION: Messages from Britain

In his last major public utterance, Joseph Stalin predicted that the Western allies would go to war with each other rather than stand together against Communism. There is no evidence and little chance that Stalin's prediction will come true. But there is a danger that the U.S. and Britain may drift apart and reach a point where their alliance becomes less effective in peacetime because of their mutual distrust. U.S.-British relations have been on the downgrade for months. Last week they reached a new low as a result of speeches in Parliament by Sir Winston Churchill and Clement Attlee...

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