CONFERENCES: The Wisdom of the U.S.

In the Luxembourg Palace bar, Ernest Bevin wrapped his big hand around a Scotch & water and ruminated: "A drink is good any time, but it's better when you need it." How much he needed it, he indicated when a fellow drinker asked: "What goes on, anyway?" Replied Ernie: "I don't know. I just sit and listen. I know that if I fall back on the wisdom of the U.S. I will be all right. Jim will have a formula."

No Retreat. Whatever his formulas, Jimmy Byrnes was sticking to one objective: peace treaties must be made with the former Axis...

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