FOREIGN RELATIONS: Consistent Inconsistency

At a time of great crisis last week, when Europe seethed with civil strife as well as war, the new U.S. Secretary of State, platinum-haired Edward R. Stettinius Jr., chose to restate U.S. foreign policy.

In Athens, British troops fought Greek guerrillas. In Italy, snow-bearded Count Carlo Sforza, a longtime U.S. exile, was resoundingly vetoed for a cabinet post by Great Britain. Allied policy in liberated Europe was at a new low. The time had obviously come for the U.S. to take a stand. But Ed Stettinius waited to hear from President...

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