Debate with Doodles

The official communiques summed up decisions reached at the Versailles economic summit but not the mood and spirit of the high-level talks that led to the decisions. After interviewing several participants, TIME European Correspondent Lawrence Malkin was able to reconstruct a bit of what took place at the afternoon session on Saturday, June 5:

It is sultry and close inside the Salle du Sacre (Coronation Room). The men at the huge conference table have their jackets off, and even British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, in a light summer dress, has a few beads of perspiration along her impeccable upper lip. The...

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