FOREIGN RELATIONS: Mikadoism

Since Pearl Harbor no high U.S. official has attacked the Mikado. Tojo and the warlords—never Hirohito—are the targets of attack.

Then fortnight ago in San Francisco, California's earnest young Representative Will Rogers Jr., junketing on a lecture tour, gave currency to a proposal often discussed among experts on the Far East. Said Will Rogers: perhaps the Mikado would be an ideal U.S. puppet in Japan. The idea had been proposed by a British diplomat, he said. Congressman Rogers carefully did not endorse or condemn the plan; he merely offered it for his listeners' "consideration."

Almost alone in the U.S. press, the...

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