THE NATION: Forward Motion

Whether "relaxation," "distensione" or the "Spirit of Geneva," it was a fascinating puzzle. How real was it? How hopeful? How dangerous? Would the Russians at the (foreign ministers) Geneva meeting in October make actual concessions to match some of the fair words said at Geneva in July? Did the warm — and slightly feverish — welcome to a group of visiting Russian farmers mean that the U.S. muscles ached with the strain of keeping the nation's guard up? Were certain Europeans, so lately worried about U.S. "intransigence." unjustified in shaking warning heads over the perils of what they...

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