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2. Primarily, decent and some measure of lasting peace depend upon the cooperation of U.S. and USSR. What factors were present to try to break up such cooperation, how the real force of public opinion and USSR policy has retained some measure of unity. He spoke of the Polish situation which is shaping up interestingly enough, in favor of the Russians. I was surprised that the 12 Polish saboteurs were treated so decently and didn't the English look silly in these trials? The English I am afraid, look pretty lousy to us over here (the English govt I mean) and he told a cute story which circulated about before Roosevelt's death but which can more easily be told today. When Roosevelt came back from Teheran, someone mentioned that he looked very tired and he replied "You would be tired too if you had to push Churchill uphill all day." We can now see how effective Roosevelt was in keeping Churchill in line.