War: Primer on Imperialism

In the midst of an otherwise humdrum U.N. week (see above), China's Dr. Tsiang Ting-fu, a distinguished history professor and "scholar in government" (Ph.D. from Columbia), delivered an arresting speech —in effect a lecture in history that none of Tsiang's colleagues would soon forget. The historian's target was a propaganda cliche interminably used by the Russians (and by a lot of Americans who should know better): "U.S. imperialism."

Said Tsiang: "We in China divide . . . imperialists into two categories: the ocean devils and the land devils. Among the powers which came over the seas, in the first place, were...

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