FOREIGN RELATIONS: Acheson v. Kennan

Next to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, the U.S. foreign policy expert who has caused the greatest stir in Europe's capitals this season is George Frost Kennan, 53, former State Department policymaker and U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union, now a visiting professor at Britain's Oxford University. In November and December, Democrat Kennan fanned European neutralism when he proposed, over the British Broadcasting Corp., that the West start up negotiations with the U.S.S.R. leading to the neutralization of Germany and later of Europe (TIME, Dec. 23), and just before the...

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