GREAT BRITAIN: Thwarted Pilgrim

The big news out of Britain this week is that Winston Churchill has given up his long hopes of a "parley at the summit" with Malenkov soon. His most influential Cabinet advisers talked him out of it—with an unexpected assist from, of all people, Vyacheslav Molotov.

For more than a year Sir Winston had been rumbling in public and private about his desire to see Malenkov in a last, dramatic attempt to bring peace to the troubled world. The atmosphere of Geneva got him all stirred up again. He broached the idea to his Cabinet, which heard him in grim...

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