Mr. Hoover's Proposals

In the political ding-donging of internationalists v. isolationists, the Democratic Party is sitting pretty: it gets credit for favoring "world cooperation" without having to make any specific commitments. But Republicans, accused of being "isolationists," are constantly pressed to define exactly how much "cooperation" they are for. This may, in the end, be good for them—since Republicans, forced to think, may wind up with much clearer ideas.

One Republican who has already contributed some concrete principles to the postwar discussion is Herbert Hoover. This week, in Collier's, Elder Statesman Hoover and Hugh Gibson, his onetime Ambassador to Belgium, completed a series...

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