FOREIGN RELATIONS: The Strongest Force

The U.S. was reminded last week that the real battle of the cold war is far from won—or even fully joined. Addressing the Mississippi Valley World Trade Conference in New Orleans,* Massachusetts' Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., the No. 2 Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, put the case bluntly. Said he:

"The Russians, believe me, are not smart enough to have single-handedly created the Communists of Europe." Europe's chronic ills—overpopulation, maldistribution of goods and wealth, the failure of its educated class to provide leadership, the selfishness of its wealthy—"these are...

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