International: State of War

Shocked and frightened, the world bristled at its bristling statesmen. Who was guilty, and why? Somewhere within the maze of contradiction was the "real" nature of international relations, the "real" shape of the future.

Truth v. Truth. V. M. Molotov ("The Hammer") was pale and vexed. He had obviously figured all along that the Western Powers would not let the London conference fail. Many times Molotov had walked figuratively, and once actually, to the conference door. The other delegates had refused to give in and call him back. Until the very last he had...

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