COLD WAR: The Great Tempest

A great storm arose over the Atlantic last week and the waves were ink black with controversy. In the midst of it, Britain and the U.S. uncovered depths of incompatibility that had often been charted without ever being plumbed. Onlookers were reminded of Joseph Stalin's prediction that the capitalist alliance would inevitably fall apart, and at Panmunjom, Communist truce negotiators profited.

It was Sir Winston Churchill, the Briton most admired by Americans, who brewed the Great Tempest. His demand for a sovereign conference of the world's leading powers (TIME, May 18) had...

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