INVESTIGATIONS: Absent-Minded Professor?

The hue & cry over Owen Lattimore, the professor and publicist who played an influential role* in the shaping of U.S. Far Eastern policy, is part of a greater clamor of alarm: What U.S. mistakes led to the Communist conquest of China and the assault in Korea? Who is responsible for the mistakes?

Last week, as Lattimore testified in his own behalf before a panel of inquiring Senators, the U.S. learned a good deal more about the professor and a little bit more about the how & why of mistakes in the Far...

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