The Mask Drops

Last week news of the U. S. in foreign affairs jumped to the crisis category. It began with reports of the State Department's reaction to Japan in Indo-China. It ended with news of a world coalition of totalitarian powers directed, for the first time since the Holy Alliance, against the U. S.

In the first news of Indo-China, there was no preparation for this jump. Since World War II began, U. S. citizens have grown accustomed to a well-grooved pattern of U. S. diplomatic action—condemnations of aggression accompanied, now &...

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