chapter  15
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Anti-Colonialism in American Foreign Policy

The foreign policy of the United States in the last few years has obviously been affected by the belief that it is possible to acquire the support in the struggle against Communism of newly independent states in Asia and Africa, or of peoples likely soon to be independent, provided always that the United States takes care to dissociate herself from her partners in the Western alliance who are still committed to maintaining imperial positions overseas, or who are tainted in the minds of their previous subjects by what the latter now regard as a record of domination or exploitation. The Suez affair showed that the United States was prepared to go so far in this direction as actively to range herself against her principal Western allies-Britain and France-on an issue which found the latter in conflict with most of these new nations.