Prologue: American Freedoms and World Revolution
In fostering revolutions wherever they show themselves, in regretting those which have failed, in extending a helping hand to those which seem to prosper, they lend new strength to the apostles of sedition, and reanimate the courage of every conspirator.
Metternich, on the United States, 1824
"The hour for which we have waited so long has struck!"1
Anthony Eden was speaking into a microphone on the stage of the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House just after the voice of Big Ben had sounded, clanging from loudspeakers through the auditorium. It was the eighth of May, 1945--V-E Day. Beyond the British Foreign Minister sat Wellington Koo and Georges Bidault,____________________