Foreign News: Capitalist in Russia

No one likes a good dinner better than Joseph Edward Davies, onetime (1936-38) U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Russia. While in Moscow he loved to serve his Communist friends whacking feeds "with all the capitalistic trimmings." In the U.S., during the past weeks, Joe Davies has been getting many good dinners free, collecting—often at the expense of U.S.

Army officers—bets he made on the durability of the Russian war machine. For, ever since his Moscow mission, Joe Davies has been one of the few U.S. citizens who has insisted that Russia would be hard, if...

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