COLD WAR: The Third Choice

Sometimes it seems as if the Western democracies, which have to make up their minds in public, are kept united only by a steady traffic in airborne statesmen. Last week Europe's airspace was crowded with the comings and goings of worried diplomats. Of them all, none was so busy as Britain's indefatigable Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, who in the space of three weeks had visited Moscow, Paris and Bonn, and this week was scheduled to go to Washington and Ottawa as well.

As Macmillan, pale but still game, stopped back in London from his visit to Bonn, some of his more...

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