Fighting small fires all over the world while the arsonist sat back unharmed was a prospect that bothered many Americans. What had flitted across their minds was put into words by Harold E. Stassen.

"Clearly, we cannot permit the other nations of the world to be picked off one at a time with the weakest and ripest falling first," he said in a radio broadcast. "But if, following Korea, the Kremlin directs an attack of the Chinese Communists down into Indo-China or into Burma, or of the Bulgarian Communists into Greece or into Turkey, or of the East German and Polish...

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