CONFERENCES: If Your Wind Is Right

A race against a "monstrous catastrophe" (the phrase was Premier Paul Ramadier's) began last week in Paris. The air in the Grande Salle a Manger du Ministre (which has eight huge chandeliers and only four windows) was bad; but the diplomatic atmosphere was better than at any international conference since the war's end. The delegates seemed permeated with the realization that they had to move fast to turn the "Marshall approach" into a plan for Europe; if they did not, the price of peace would go up and the hope of peace...

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