Letters, Oct. 8, 1951

Pro & Con Kennan

Sir: The views of Mr. George F. Kennan [TIME, Sept. 17] pack the realistic wallop that somehow should be roundhoused to the chin of the formulators of our foreign policy.

The idealistic aura which surrounds our foreign dealings seems to be native only to us. If we look upon such idealism in the nature of a disease, one thing is surely certain: it is not communicable to our fellow nations . . .

While we cannot look upon our diplomatic relations as a business operation, business principles seem to be...

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