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Public Opinion and Foreign Policy

Courtesy Reuters

INTRODUCTION

Remarks on the occasion of the opening of the new building of the Council on Foreign Relations, New York, November 28, 1930.

By John W. Davis

THIS is a proud moment for the Council on Foreign Relations as it settles into its new home. It is made all the more proud and significant because of this distinguished company which is gathered to do honor to the occasion.

Institutions, like men, measure their progress by their birthdays, and when I hark back in my own recollection to the time when I first learned of the Council on Foreign Relations, and to the first gatherings which were supposed to outline and chart its future history, I confess that, being more or less of a doubting Thomas, I did not think that this happy occasion would come so soon. Indeed, when it was first suggested that we might found a new review dealing with

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