National Affairs: Challenge to Debate

A year ago, spurred by a speech by ex-President Herbert Hoover, the U.S. plunged into the Great Debate. The issue: the promise of U.S. troops to Europe. Last week Herbert Hoover, in a nationwide telecast, called for a revival of the debate. Once more, he took the side that had lost.

Said Hoover: Even with the U.S. commitment, Western Europe's rearmament in the past year had been sluggish and unwilling. "There is in Europe today no such public alarm as has been fanned up in the United States. None of those nations has declared emergencies . . . They do not propagandize...

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