The World: What If the Communists Win a Role?

How should the U.S. react to the growing Communist threat in Western Europe? Last week three advisers to Democratic presidential candidates and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger tried to answer that question at a convention of the American Society of Newspaper Editors in Washington. George W. Ball, a New York investment banker and former Under Secretary of State; Zbigniew Brzezinski, a Columbia government professor and onetime member of the State Department's Policy Planning Council; and Washington Attorney Paul Warnke, former Assistant Secretary of Defense, all attacked Kissinger for pursuing too rigid a policy toward the Western Communists.

Though he avoided the term,...

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