FOREIGN RELATIONS: The Comfortable Friend

One of the mixed blessings of world leadership is the U.S. preoccupation with its many and varied allies. Around the volatile Italians, the politically neurotic French and the sensitive Spaniards, there is never a dull moment. Even those stout hearts of oak, the British, sometimes lash about and quiver like the restless bamboo.

Outside this titillating company stands the stolid Turk. He does not need to be sold on antiCommunism. U.S. aid moves him to sober appreciation, not to riot. He considers it a privilege to fight Communism in Korea—and there is...

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