Letters, Jul. 4, 1960

Trouble in the East

Sir: The Japanese have good reason for being uneasy over their connection with America, I fear. I think they know—or guess—that when the Hundred Years' War between the big powers boils up into shooting again, both sides will hang back as long as possible from the irrevocable insult: direct attack on each other's home soil.

So not by policy but more by instinct, the powers will confine their fighting to "neutral" areas as long as they can. I suspect the "neutrals" realize this and know that there may not be...

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