U.S. At War: Postwar Realist

One Senator also took a positive step toward the future last week, and the Senate watched him with respect. Massachusetts' handsome young Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. made a postwar speech remarkable in two important respects: 1) it took for granted that the debate about U.S. participation in the postwar world had proceeded from the whether to the how stage; 2) it stressed national self-interest in the clearest terms yet used.

Senator Lodge based his speech on a simple fact which many Americans are unaware of: at the rate natural resources are being used up in World War II, the U.S. may...

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