FOREIGN RELATIONS: Total Diplomacy

FOREIGN RELATIONS 'Total Diplomay'

Slowly, and almost invisibly, like a river bed shifting, the nation's foreign policy was changing its course. Its direction was fundamentally the same, as was shown in a casual remark of Harry Truman's at his weekly press conference. Was he planning a mission to Moscow? No, he said, not as long as he was President (though he might like to see the place later on as a tourist, he added). This was no time to go running off to Joe Stalin.

But the diking and channeling of foreign policy, a patchwork...