GENEVA: Difficult Spirit

It was hard being Vyacheslav Molotov last week. Under the pounding of the West's three foreign ministers, Molotov retreated all week long. And his instructions from the Kremlin were to do it with good grace, which comes hard to Vyacheslav Molotov.

The West began the week with a show of generosity that was hard for him to match. U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles announced that the U.S. was immediately lifting the passport restrictions that have prohibited U.S. citizens from traveling to Russia and its satellites without special permission. The U.S. was...

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