Foreign News: The Mistake of a Century

Before his congressional questioners Douglas Mac Arthur said: "The greatest political mistake we have made in a hundred years in the Pacific was in allowing the Communists to grow to power in China ... I believe we will pay for it, for a century." MacArthur did not explore in detail the how & why of the great error. That task is undertaken in an angry, hardhitting book published last week—The China Story, by Freda Utley (Henry Regnery Co.; $3.50)-A British-born, U.S.-naturalized ex-Communist whose Russian husband vanished in the Soviet purges of the 30's,...