THE NATIONS: Painful Surprise

Every so often Americans become aware that much of the rest of the world intensely dislikes them. This surprises and sometimes pains them acutely, especially since they complacently believe that their unique record of staggering charities to the rest of the world should forever replenish that "reservoir of good will" which Wendell Willkie used to talk about.

For months the level of the reservoir has been slowly dropping. Last week's readings on the good-will gauge were disturbing.

Placards, Stickers, Speeches. The most conspicuous demonstrations of ill will came from China. At Shanghai, Peiping and...

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