International: The Whale on the Beach

More than victory was in the air last week. Poisonously, pervading even the conquerors' exultation, dying Germany's stench hung over Europe. The Nazi Leviathan might be as hard to bury as a whale on a beach. Unless the victors quickly perfected their disposal plans, the carcass would infect the peace.

The Hub & the Wheel. Why had it taken so long, been so difficult to agree on Germany's postwar fate? The easy alternatives—a "hard" or "soft" peace-missed the nub of the problem. In principle, everyone wanted the peace to be hard. The real nub...

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