Columnists: Lippmann, East & West

Newspaper editors generally pride themselves on letting a columnist say what he pleases, but last week Walter Lippmann said more than the editors of the New York Herald Tribune had bargained for. Writing once again from his own "neoisolationist" viewpoint, Lippmann declared: "My own view is that the conception of ourselves as the policeman of mankind is a dangerous form of selfdelusion. It is dangerous to profess and pretend that we can be the policeman of the world. How many more Dominican Republics can the U.S. police in this hemisphere? How many...

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