FOREIGN RELATIONS: Cause for Alarm

The American pundits were trying to tell the U.S. something of first importance last week.

The men & women whose job it is to make close and penetrating analyses of national affairs had wrought certain inevitable conclusions out of their "studies of masses of conflicting facts and views. Conscious of their several responsibilities, and in the light of their various integrities, they wrote carefully and in low key. But their unanimity was unusual—and significant.

What the columnists and experts were saying—all across the board—was that the continuing lack of an American foreign policy is now...