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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Edwin O. Reischauer (1910–90)
QUOTATION: [Cold war demonology] is a color word, and I probably should not have used it. It means just sort of interpreting everything in terms of a great communist conspiracy and in terms of communists being supermen who somehow can overcome the great problems of differences between national units, and so on. They are not supermen at all. They are men with feet of clay which extend almost all the way up to their brains.
ATTRIBUTION: EDWIN O. REISCHAUER, former U.S. ambassador to Japan, testimony at hearing, January 31, 1967.—Asia, the Pacific, and the United States, hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, 90th Congress, 1st session, p. 19 (1967).
SUBJECTS: Communism