Letters, Jan. 30, 1950

Peace for Our Time?

Sir:

The man on the street, of course, is in a poor position to judge between the original position of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in favor of occupying Formosa, and Secretary Acheson's "tailor-made logic" against it [TIME, Jan. 9], but many of us do remember something of the years that led to Dec. 7, 1941. During those years our skilled diplomats and statesmen continued to give convincing reasons why nothing provocative should be done toward Japan . . .

There [also] comes to mind . . . the "peace for...

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