Letters, Dec. 8, 1952

The Tariff Curtain

Sir:

In your Nov. 17 Letters column, Robert Varty's advice to reduce American protective tariffs reveals . . . that critical thinking . . . is taking place. Adding weight to that sound suggestion is an article in the same issue on Detroit's Board of Commerce [who propose that all U.S. tariffs be abolished, that there should be free trade everywhere].

Perhaps ... an outside comment may be in order . . . To us the salient point to grasp seems to be that no country, like the U.S., is entitled to expect others to provide a market for American exports...

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