THE NATIONS: The Speech

People were beginning to call Henry Wallace's remarkable performance The Speech, in much the same way that they had called the atom bomb The Bomb. And, in its impulsive way, The Speech (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS) had done what it could to vaporize the firm U.S. foreign policy which Secretary of State Byrnes was at long last on the point of achieving. It also released a ripple of verbal radioactivity in the European press and, more guardedly, in European foreign offices and chancelleries.

Said London's conservative Daily Telegraph editorially (after quoting Wallace on the necessity of convincing Russia that the...

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