CONFERENCES: A Wreath for Marx

In London's Lancaster House last week the foreign ministers of the Big Four gathered for one more try at a German peace treaty. The ministers no longer expected to discover much common agreement; so they were not astonished when the first week produced one more collision of East & West.

Good Saint. Russia's Vyacheslav Molotov was given the seat with the best view, through the front windows overlooking St. James's Park and, in the distance, Buckingham Palace. Across from Molotov sat France's Georges Bidault, unobtrusive, yet bearing himself as though France were in the European ascendancy.

At the other compass points...

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