THE NATIONS: We Don't Care

Last summer Philippines President Elpidio Quirino viewed with militant alarm the advances of Communism toward Southeast Asia. He called for a "firewall" to seal off the Red flame in China. In an address before Congress he asked the U.S. "not to tarry too long in the redefinition of fundamental attitudes toward Asia."

The U.S. went right on tarrying, and India's Prime Minister Pandit Nehru rejected Quirino's proposal for a Pacific Union. Last week in Honolulu, on the way home after a kidney operation in Baltimore, the Philippines President no longer spoke militantly....

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