Roosevelt and the Russians: The Yalta Conference

Roosevelt and the Russians: The Yalta Conference

Roosevelt and the Russians: The Yalta Conference

Roosevelt and the Russians: The Yalta Conference

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A deep respect for the memory of President Roosevelt and unshaken faith in the rightness of his foreign policy have impelled me to write this book about the Yalta Conference.

The American people have encountered grave disappointments in our relations with the Soviet Union since 1945. These have resulted in widespread acceptance of the idea that at Yalta vital interests of the United States were sacrificed to appeasement of the Soviet Union.

This idea is false. It is not Yalta that is the trouble with the world today, but subsequent failures to adhere to the policies Yalta stood for and to carry out agreements that were reached there. Difficulties have developed, not from the agreements reached at Yalta, but from the failure of the Soviet Union to honor those agreements.

The Conference itself was an honest effort on the part of Great Britain and the United States to determine whether or not long-range co-operation with the Soviet Union could be . . .

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