PERIPATETICS: Gratitude

"In granting aid to others, we must bear carefully in mind that each of us is the guardian of his own interest, and we must not expect . . . sentiments and manifestations of gratitude . . ."

So said the State Department's top planner, George Kennan, last week in a speech in Manhattan. Oklahoma's Senator Elmer Thomas plainly disagreed with Kennan. Thomas felt that as a representative of the great and generous U.S., he deserved a little special gratitude from Sweden, a nation which had received some $79 million of his country's...

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