FOREIGN RELATIONS: The Clarifying Echoes

As they echoed around the world last week, two of the season's most quoted Christmas messages came through clearer than they had in the original.

In his Christmas greeting to the world, Pope Pius XII proposed a three-point disarmament plan, composed of: 1) banning nuclear tests, 2) renouncing the use of nuclear weapons, and 3) establishing an armament control system. After running the Pope's proposals through the propaganda mill, the Communist press exploited the first two points, which the Soviet Union favors, and ignored the third, which the U.S. considers essential. (Part of the U.S. press, by failing to...

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