OPINION: Mr. Republican's Book

Robert Taft last week published his long-heralded book, A Foreign Policy for Americans (Doubleday; $2). It should finally dispose of the charge that Taft is an isolationist (but probably will not). It explains many Taft votes on specific issues, sharply revises many former Taft opinions, and collects in one place a rounded statement of Taft's philosophy of foreign policy.

Liberty Before Peace. "Fundamentally," he begins, "I believe the ultimate purpose of our foreign policy must be to protect the liberty of the people of the U.S." Second to protection of liberty comes "the maintenance of peace." This blunt ranking of...

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