FOREIGN RELATIONS: Peace, But Not at Any Price

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 Communists—to use...

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