OPINION: The Other Direction

Last August, Owen (Ordeal by Slander) Lattimore declared that the U.S. should approve the seating of the Chinese Communists in U.N. In a speech in Chicago last week, Lattimore said: "If I were in the U.N. today I would vote against admitting Communist China."

More surprising, the onetime consultant on Far East affairs seemed to have turned his back on the State Department. Truman's foreign policy, Lattimore said, is in "disgraceful chaos," and under the control of "a weird crew of ex-isolationists, ex-Communists, pro-Nazi propagandists, fanatics and cranks working inside and outside of Congress."


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