International: The Sickening Circles

John Foster Dulles was lucky: he could get away, at least for a few days, from the room in Lancaster House where the air was thick with boredom, and stale mental sweat. While his boss, Secretary of State George Marshall, stuck it out in London, Dulles went to Paris to take a look at France's battle against the Communists (see FOREIGN NEWS). In London, the Foreign Ministers were still hammer-locked in a weary, heavy-breathing propaganda match. Day after day, Vyacheslav Molotov untiringly obstructed any specific action on the peace treaties for Germany and Austria; at the same time he spent hours...

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