FOREIGN RELATIONS: In a Word, No

Harold Stassen's letter to Joe Stalin was clearly marked R.S.V.P., but last week, instead of a note from Uncle Joe, Harold Stassen got his answer in a three-column harangue in Pravda, written with Pravda's usual Old World grace and civility. Stassen's offer to talk things over, said Pravda, was insolent, ridiculous, dirty, and fantastic. Stassen was obviously a "crazy political speculator," and his letter a "self-seeking, self-advertising trick." Why, Stassen's letter "demands no more & no less than that the Soviet Union change its policy," said Pravda, and what could be madder than that?

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