Chiang Kai-shek last week emerged from semi-retirement with a statement that contained a few important truths for Americans to ponder. Among them:
"If communism is not checked in China it will spread over the whole of Asia. Should that occur another world war would be inevitable.
"It is impossible for anyone to reach a settlement with the Communists.
"Any suggestion that the Chinese Communists might break with Moscow is insidious propaganda, designed to confuse.
"The U.S. [should] reactivate its policy of giving moral support to the Chinese government in its fight against communism."
Washington showed no sign of reactivating its China policy. In...