FOREIGN RELATIONS: Petition in Bankruptcy

China, the most important U.S. ally in the world outside Western Europe, was gone. This chilling calamity was ponderously proclaimed last week in unusual fashion—by a 1,054-page State Department white paper, weighing three pounds and selling for $3. Gone beyond recall beneath the Red tide (the U.S. was told) was the whole great heartland of Asia: the millions who had suffered first and longest the Axis onslaught, who had survived to resume their old fight against the armies of Communism. Bidding this nation bitter farewell, the U.S. Government seemed perilously close to...

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