Nation: Against the Grain

Last September, exasperated by Yugoslavia's dissident Communist Dictator and his blanket defense of Soviet nuclear testing, President Kennedy vowed that the U.S. would no longer give aid to nations that profess neutralism while supporting Communism. As a first step in implementing that policy, the State Department pointedly held up approval of Tito's request for 500,000 tons of surplus U.S. wheat. Tito reacted in character: he made a bitterly anti-U.S. speech, and in time-tried Communist dialectic, somehow managed to claim that the U.S. was interfering with Yugoslavia's affairs by withholding the wheat. For Tito, such abuse had its benefits: last week the...

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