Idea and action define each other: they either fit in mutual support or they clash in confusion. The struggle against Communism, active by the measure of billions of dollars, has been weakened by a lack of clarity at the level of ideas. Why is the U.S. against world Communism? What does the U.S. stand for? What standards justify its policy?

Last week John Foster Dulles, with the help of his enemies, made a lot of progress in clarifying the U.S. idea. He told the United Nations Assembly that the U.S. acts on the idea that the final test of policy is...

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