Letters, Mar. 19, 1951

Giant's Policy

SIR:

DON'T KNOW HOW YOU PEOPLE DO IT, HOW YOU SO CONSISTENTLY EXPRESS MY EXACT ATTITUDE ON THE WORLD SITUATION. "THE U.S. GETS A POLICY" [TIME, FEB. 26] is STATESMANSHIP.

BEN R. AUSTIN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Sir:

. . One sentence seemed to me to define [the course] we must follow . . .: "But to hold back on clearly indicated present action because of [past] mistakes is to make the future a prisoner of the past."

This has the ring of a basic truth, and it will take courage to use it as a...

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