Books: Speak Low

Hardly ever before in peacetime has U.S. public interest in foreign policy run so broad and so deep. The fall publishing season has brought a batch of foreign-policy books, including four by authors with topnotch reputations: George F. Kennan, onetime (1947-50) director of the State Department's Policy Planning Staff; Charles Burton Marshall, a top State Department planner under Dean Acheson; F.S.C. Northrop, Sterling professor of philosophy and law at Yale, noted for such provocative books as The Taming of the Nations, The Meeting of East and West; and Adlai Stevenson, titular head of...

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