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“'Our terms for coexistence are very flat. The communist imperialism and totalitarianism of the Stalin regime are intolerable. They must be replaced, and their sign and seal, the Iron Curtain, removed. Freedom under law is everybody's right and America's mission. The U.S. has minimum requirements in Russia, but they are irreducable and mandatory: liberation.”'

Another quote from LIFE: “‘Someday, a President of the United States will have to take a fighting stand against communism somewhere West of California. It would be better to do it today than tomorrow.’” This is all during the Korean War, by the way. “‘It would have been better to do it yesterday than today, and a lot better day before yesterday.’”

I'm going to read you something else from Swanberg. Swanberg claims that there was a memorandum which was done at Luce's home in Ridgefield, Connecticut, which he refers to--and I don't know if it was ever mentioned that way inside the company--as the Ridgefield Memorandum in September 1953, which he claims pretty much influenced the editorial policy for the rest of the Cold War. And it was after Adenauer had gained election victory, and Luce was exultant and urged an editorial by Jessup. A lot of this memorandum has to do with supporting John Foster Dalles against, apparently, attacks that were occurring at that time about Foster Dulles's hard-lines. And I'm going to read you parts of this memo--Luce's memo. Okay.

The significance of Dulles is now clear. He is the champion of the proposition that politics, including international politics, has something to do with morals, and that morals have something to do with God. This proposition is revolting to Nehru, and Nehru, the atheist, has now defined the significance of Dulles by accusing him, and the whole anti-communist effort, of possessing an element of dogmatic fervor resembling the old approach of

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