If it is the business of democratic governments to rally men to the cause of democracy, the biggest democracies of the United Nations have not yet got down to business. Last week two extraordinary statements—one by a prominent American, the other by one of Britain's most respected papers—showed by contrast how poor a job the United Nations had yet done of stating what democrats fight for.

One of last week's statements of long-term democratic logic came from WTendell Willkie who had the advantage of being free from the close contacts of U.S. politics....

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