World: God, Country & My Baby

"Why in hell," ask many Britons, "should we fight for the Germans?" This corner-pub view of the Berlin crisis is shared by an overwhelming majority, according to Britain's Gallup poll. Only one Englishman in eight believes that Berlin is worth a nuclear war; 81% put their faith in a summit meeting. Only 3% of all Britons think they have a good chance to live through all-out nuclear war. To the pollsters' loaded question, "Would you rather be Red than dead?", 31% plumped for Red, while 21% opted for nuclear war in preference to Communist subjugation; the other 48% refused to answer...

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