EIRE: The Taoiseach

With consciously maddening meekness, the Taoiseach* (Eire's Prime Minister) turned his other cheek. To Winston Churchill's blistering attack on his World War II neutrality (TIME, May 21), Eamon de Valera replied: "I have deliberately decided that ... I will not be guilty of adding any fuel to the flames of hatred and passion which, if continued to be fed, promise to burn up whatever is left by the war of decent human feeling in Europe. Allowances can be made for Mr. Churchill's statement, however unworthy, in the first flush of his victory. . . .

"It is indeed hard for...

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