A STUDY OF HISTORICAL PERCEPTIONS CONCERNING ALLEGATIONS OF SUBVERSIVE INFLUENCE ON THE FAR EASTERN POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES PRIOR TO 1949.
MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING
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A study is made of 3 diplomatic representatives who were accused of disloyalty in the conduct of a U.S. foreign affairs in connection with the fall of China to the Communists. The men are John Stewart Service, John Carter Vincent and John Paton Davies. The data were derived largely from Congressional hearings and reports, supplemented by selected secondary sources. An effort is made to study the backgrounds of the men, the allegations made against them, the evidence for and against them, and the ultimate disposition of their personnel security cases. The men were accused of having betrayed American interests out of Communist sympathies. The basic hypothesis of the research is that the men performed, or attempted to perform their duties, or otherwise acted, so as to serve the interests of another government in preference to the interests of the U.S. The hypothesis is judged not to have been proven.