The World: Two Votes That Could Change the World

IN this age of nuclear stalemate, history's decisive moments seldom result any longer from the clash of arms and armies. They develop instead from painstaking negotiations and wordy debates, subject to all the vagaries and nuances of global and frequently local politics. So it is this week as two momentous shifts in the political shape of the world approach the point of decision. In London, ten years after Britain first applied to join the European Economic Community, the House of Commons votes on whether Britain should join the six-nation Common Market. At the...

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