THE NATION: A Face to the World

This was the official face which the U.S. in various statements from its leaders turned to the world last week:

The U.S. is living in fear of war. It is in a jam in Korea, and unable right now to defend Europe. In one breath it begs its enemies to hold their fire; in another breath it confesses its own weaknesses. It does not want to get in trouble with anybody; it just wants brotherhood and peace.

Behind the statements was the exquisite and unconcealed anxiety of U.S. leaders over the world crisis, their dread of a winter campaign in Korea,...

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