THE NATION: A Clear Definition

Said a high U.S. policymaker in Washington last week:

"The Soviets know, and have known right along, that their foreign policy risks war. They calculate their moves very carefully against this possibility. I believe, too, that they do not want general war, but I am certain they are willing to accept general war rather than change their objectives.

"Stalin is supposed to have said at the end of World War II that the Soviets wanted war no more than the Western democracies. But the Soviets did not want peace as much, and this—as he saw it— gave them their great advantage. Whether...

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