Peace But Not At Any Price
The uncertainty and negation were over. Last week, in the most important
speech he has made since he took office, Secretary of State Acheson said
firmly that the U.S. was intending no new appeal to Russia
and explained why. In doing so,Acheson sought to quiet those Americans
who wanted some kind of spectacular new approach to the Kremlin. Just as emphatically, he
rejected Russian hints that it might be possible to divide the world
peacefully into two spheres. The U.S., said Acheson, was willing to
"coexist" with the Communiststo use...
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