Our Undeclared War, June 16, 1920 (excerpt)


THE NEW REPUBLIC (June 16, 1920)

"It is fortunate that at length a chronicle has been prepared which,-- at least so far as Russian-American relations are concerned, -- [lets] the truth appear...a singularly dramatic record. The collected telegrams of those days offer a liberal education in the way American foreign affairs are handled...We have nothing to look back upon save a humiliating bit of history. But we can do something about it; and this collection of documents points the way...We can demand that the government face the question of our relations with Russia; determine an American policy…It need not be a pro-Soviet policy; the Soviets have many sins on their souls. It ought to be a pro-Russian policy…[faced] now with its own record, the government can no longer hide the failure, or shirk the responsibility."

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