THE NATIONS: Door to the Future

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin left last Aug. 19 for his Black Sea retreat, Sochi. He has not yet returned from his longest vacation in years. However, the machine that carries out his will never rests. Last week world Communism was still gaining in power on several fronts, notably China; but it was sharply checked in the crucial battle for Europe.

Two Motives. French labor unionists, rallying behind a surprisingly forceful new Premier, Robert Schuman (see FOREIGN NEWS),hamstrung a Communist maneuver to paralyze France with strikes. After a week of tension in which the fate of the Fourth Republic hung in the...

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