National Affairs: The Plan

In the final, scurrying hours before adjournment, President Harry Truman last week sent to Congress his specifications for restoring peace & prosperity to Western Europe under the European Recovery Program. It was a momentous document. In 9,000 sober, deliberate words, the President asked the U.S. to pit its full economic strength against the destruction of war and the disruptive forces of aggressive Communism.

For Europe, the U.S. decision would be of critical importance. Said the President: "Our decision will determine in large part the future of the people of that continent. It will also determine in large part whether the free nations...

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