America Abroad: Go East, Young Man?

Go East, Young Man?

We have just seen the most celebrated toppling of a wall since Joshua took Jericho. More than any other event, it symbolizes the rebirth of freedom in Eastern Europe. The amazing political changes in what used to be called the Soviet bloc raise questions about changes yet to come. Hasn't an economic barrier also fallen? Don't new opportunities beckon? Shouldn't Western business pioneers be packing their suitcases?

The magic words "Marshall Plan" are already being heard. It worked once, didn't it, on a continent ravaged by war? Since Eastern Europe's factories and distribution systems are all intact, if bedraggled, shouldn't a...

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