American Assembly : The Relationship of the United States to Europe

Monday, May 21, 1951

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

First session of the American Assembly, opened by Grayson L. Kirk, vice president and provost of Columbia University.

Senator Douglas, chairman of the National Policy Board, opens his speech by reading a letter from Dwight Eisenhower apologizing for not attending.

Senators Douglas and Taft discuss opposing viewpoints on the topic of the relationship of the US to Europe. A question and answer section follows.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 68758
Municipal archives id: LT91


American Assembly, Paul H. Douglas, Grayson L. Kirk and Robert A. Taft


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