The U.S. At War, DIPLOMATICS: Litvinoff's Problem

Russia has her paws full fighting Germany. And since she is doing a good job of it, she had better not take on more than she can handle by trying also to fight Japan. Nobody knows it better than Maxim Litvinoff. This was the news that he last week conveyed by implication to the U.S. people.

Litvinoff was the Foreign Commissar who fell from power when Stalin, changing policy, was preparing to sign the German-Russian Pact. (He was the spokesman for cooperation with the democracies who came back when Stalin needed democratic cooperation;...