Reflections on Yalta

  • Leo Huberman
  • Paul M. Sweezy
Keywords: History


At the time of writing, we have not yet seen the official 834-page volume entitled "The Conferences at Malta and Yalta, 1945" which was recently released for publication by the State Department. But if one is justified in forming an opinion on the basis of the extensive excerpts published in the New York Times, it seems safe to assume that these supposedly great "revelations" do not in fact reveal very much that has not already been made public in the numerous postwar memoirs and diaries of leading Anglo-American statesmen and soldiers. Nevertheless, the Yalta papers are unquestionably important and intensely interesting documents, and their publication furnishes a suitable occasion for serious reflection on some of the decisive personalities and issues of our day
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