Litmus Papers of the Acid Test (fragment), June 5, 1920

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WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE in THE SURVEY (June 5, 1920)

"These documents...read curiously like fiction, or romance.

"If open diplomacy is to mean anything, it means that just such documents as these which the League of Free Nations Association has gathered shall be spread broadcast...that diplomacy should also be responsive to public opinion...that public opinion should be aroused as well as informed...(The American people) must have a hand in the policy-making toward Russia this next year. They must make up their minds on the issues that enter into that policy -- the question of the blockade which still drags along; the question of resumption of trade; the question of overseas relief and Red Cross help which stop short at Russian borders; the question of recognition of a Russian government..."

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