National Affairs: And So On

This week the hook was baited again. Joe Stalin replied to Henry Wallace's open letter.

The letter, said Stalin, was "the most important document of recent times;" in contrast, the Smith-Molotov conversations had been inadequate. The Wallace letter made "an open and honest attempt to give a concrete program for a peaceful settlement."

Some of the Wallace program: reduction of arms; prohibition of atomic weapons; evacuation of U.S. and Soviet troops from Japan, Germany, China, Korea; banning of U.S. and Soviet military bases in U.N. member nations; economic assistance to other countries through U.N.; insuring the civil rights in all countries. "And so...

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