The Yalta Story: The Peace Was Lost By Ignoring Justice And the Facts of Life

The Peace Was Lost By Ignoring Justice And the Facts of Life

IN the year of total victory in the greatest of all wars, Winston Churchill concluded a top-secret cable to Franklin Roosevelt with this foreboding sentence: I THINK THAT THE END OF THIS WAR MAY WELL PROVE TO BE MORE DISAPPOINTING THAN WAS THE LAST. It did. Why and how the peace was lost before the war was won is revealed in the U.S. State Department's Yalta record, released ten years after the conference.

Much of last week's comment on the Yalta papers said that they...

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