International: Lion's Tail & Eagle's Feathers

Anglo-American relations looked good last week—no nasty diplomatic incidents, no spectacular twisting of the lion's tail or plucking of the eagle's feathers by hyperthyroid editors or politicians. On the positive side there was even a solid report (see FOREIGN NEWS) that the British would accede to U.S. Secretary of State James F. Byrnes's suggestion on the partition of Palestine.

Because affairs were in this happy posture, it was perhaps a tactful time to note that down in the deep roots of national policy the British and American peoples were not understanding each other's foreign policies as well as two close democratic allies...

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