Foreign News: A NEW LOOK AT NEUTRALISM

THE year 1960 may come to be known as the year neutralism became respectable. Only four years ago many a small nation felt required to stand up and be counted, either for or against the U.S. John Foster Dulles, then Secretary of State, condemned "the principle of neutrality [which] pretends that a nation can best gain safety for itself by being indifferent to the fate of others." Such neutralism, warned Dulles, "except under very exceptional circumstances, is an immoral and shortsighted conception."

Today the U.S. position has radically changed. In Washington last week President Dwight Eisenhower told the delegates of 15 new...

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