This article will recreate for the students of the Cold War a gross taste in their mouths; a sour, putrid sensation that must have been widespread among all the peace loving people of the world.
American journalist Cecil Brown (1907 - 1987) did a fine job in presenting all the various bad choices that were on the table in 1948, when the leaders of the freer nations, still smarting form W.W. II, found that Stalin and Co. were reneging on their obligations under the 1945 Potsdam Treaty (among other agreements) and actively attempting to sabotage the economic recovery in Western Europe.
The article is illustrated with five black and white photos and answers thirty-four questions as to whether or not a war with the Soviet Union can be avoided.
At the time this article appeared on the newsstands Berlin was undergoing it's third month of deprivations as a result of a Soviet blockade (you can read about the Berlin Blockade here).
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