"Hitler was a baby compared with this gang," said ECAdministrator Paul Hoffman last week, in language that was tough even in an era of tough talk. "I don't think the American people have this world conflict in focus . . . Let's talk about it for what it is—an attempt by the gang in the Politburo to take over the world . . . If you have been out in Asia ... it gives you the heebie-jeebies."

Relatively few Americans had been out to Asia, and few had the heebie-jeebies over it. The new Truman budget (see...

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