From former (1949-53) U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson, speaking last fortnight in Detroit and last week at the University of New Hampshire, came two forceful, well-argued statements on U.S. foreign policy.

In recession-plagued Detroit, fearful of foreign economic competition, Acheson made a to-the-point plea for liberalized foreign trade and for deploying more U.S. funds overseas as an answer to Russia's growing economic challenge. Said Acheson: "Does anybody in this state seriously doubt the vast benefit its citizens have received from the purchase and export by foreign aid programs over nine years...

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