"The way ... to obtain an international organization is to set about its actual construction, and not merely to talk about it." So said Sumner Welles, addressing the New York Times Forum last week.

Too Little, Too Slow. In his first speech in seven months — and one of the most thoughtful of his many able addresses — the former Under Secretary of State began by drawing two lessons from World War I. He was sure U.S. citizens had learned one of them well — that the question of American entry into an inter national organization must not be permitted...

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