To the Editor:
In his letter on foreign policy [Letters from Readers, June], commenting on Adam B. Ulam’s review of his book Peace in the Balance [March], Eugene V. Rostow says that in the book he criticized the United States for its failure at the end of World War II to insist on free elections in Eastern Europe and to prevent the takeover of Czechoslovakia in 1948 “while we still had a nuclear monopoly.”
This can only mean that Mr. Rostow feels that the United States should have employed the threat of nuclear weapons or the actual use of such weapons to enforce free elections in Eastern Europe and to prevent a Communist administration in Czechoslovakia. That a professor at the Yale Law School (who once was dean of that school) can even now, in 1973, make such a statement shows the demoralization which has spread so widely throughout the country.
New York City