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The period under discussion in British writer and broadcaster Patrick Wright's intriguing book is 1954, a year after the death of Josef Stalin, when there were high hopes in the West that there could be real changes in the communist world and an opportunity to, at the very least, reduce Cold War tensions.
The North Koreans may have accomplished in recent days what a half-century of American diplomacy could not: Weld a Japanese-South Korean alliance as the foundation of a U.S.-supported peace and stability coalition for Asia.
Surely they were two of the more acerbic-tongued men ever to grace American public life - President Harry S. Truman and his secretary of state, Dean Acheson. Forget that they were an unlikely pair: Truman, a small-town Missouri boy and a failed haberdasher whose formal education had ended at high school; Acheson, a to-the-manor-born son of an Episcopal bishop, educated at Groton and Yale, a Washington superlawyer before and after public service.