UNITY AND DIVISION

FIFTY YEARS AFTER THE MARSHALL PLAN BEGAN, EUROPE IS FEELING THE PAIN OF POLITICAL INTEGRATION

The five decades of effort to defend and rebuild Europe have been a triumph for America. So it was understandable that a touch of triumphalism echoed over Bill Clinton's visit to Europe last week. While colossal headaches were awaiting him at home, over there it was pure pomp and celebration. On Tuesday at a signing ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris, he portrayed the new agreement between Russia and NATO as the gateway to a golden era of East-West cooperation. In the Hague the next day, he and the assembled leaders of Europe marked the 50th anniversary of the Marshall...

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