Communists: Around to the Dulles Position

In a celebrated 1956 attack on the principle of nonalignment, John Foster Dulles defined neutralism as a policy that "pretends that a nation can best gain safety for itself by being indifferent to the fate of others." It is, Dulles added, "an immoral and shortsighted conception."

The U.S. has since taken a more patient view of neutralism, while an evolving Russia has become less tolerant of the uncommitted nations that receive aid from both camps. Last week in Moscow, the party's theoretical journal Kommunist huffily denounced neutralism in terms that, in their...

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