FOR some time the public mind in this country has shown a certain confusion concerning the realities of Inter-American relations. Considerable misapprehension prevails as to the nature and aims of such things as the Monroe Doctrine, Pan Americanism, the Good Neighbor Policy, Hemisphere Solidarity, and the Declaration of Panama. The one characteristic that all these have in common is that they all embody a firm desire to make of this hemisphere a refuge of peace.
IN the foreign policy of the United States two principles are deeply rooted and conveniently labelled -- the principle of no entangling alliances, and the principle of the Monroe Doctrine. Both have a long and interesting past. The first goes back to the early days of our national history, to say the least; the second to the famous message of December 2, 1823. Yet neither the one nor the other of these principles has remained static. In particular, both have inevitably felt the impact of the events of the last quarter of a century.