FOREIGN RELATIONS: Final Thoughts

Three days before his death, Franklin Roosevelt was thinking about the problem of peace and of international dealing for peace. To his friend, Senator Claude Pepper, he wrote from Warm Springs this statement of practical philosophy:

". . . On the consummation of a treaty, I hope that the next trend of public opinion will recognize that under our own theory nations are coequal, and therefore any treaty must represent compromise.

"We cannot jump to what we consider perfection if the other fellow does not go the whole way. He might think that his point of view was just as good...