THE NATIONS: Unfit for Leadership?

Two pictures wiped the smile off the Truman Doctrine. One showed Viennese workers and angry housewives massed before their old Imperial Palace; the sign they held aloft summed up their complaint in one German word which needed no English translation: "HUNGER."

The other picture showed a mountain of potatoes near Foley, Ala., which had been drenched with kerosene by the U.S. Government to make them unfit for human consumption. Object: to keep the price of potatoes up.

Between these two scenes was an insane discrepancy.

How Can They Understand? Every social system is impelled toward insanities by its own rules. The...

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