The Press: After Curtis

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Last week U. S. recognition of Soviet Russia looked nearer than at any time since diplomatic relations ceased in 1917. For the first time in 16 years a U. S. President formally admitted the existence of a nation of 160,000,000 inhabitants when last May Franklin Roosevelt included U. S. S. R. in his world-circling appeal for peace. For the first time in 16 years a Soviet Commissar of Foreign Affairs did business as an equal with U. S. statesmen when last month Maxim Maximovich Litvinov met Assistant Secretary of State...

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