FOREIGN RELATIONS: Facts of Life

The Administration warily hinted at a further expansion of its foreign policy. Secretary of State Marshall wrote: "Enduring political harmony rests heavily upon economic stability." Under Secretary Dean Acheson,* speaking in Cleveland, Miss., was a little more obvious. Said Acheson: "When Secretary Marshall returned from Moscow he did not talk to us about ideologies or armies. He talked about food and fuel and their relation to industrial production ... to the peace of the world. . . . The facts of international life mean that the U.S. is going to have to undertake further emergency financing."

What Marshall and Acheson meant...

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