National Affairs: Peace Has Its Bargains

All last week the Senate debated ERP. Michigan's big Arthur Vandenberg, imbued with a sense of "terrible urgency," and with most of the Senate behind him, drove hard for swift action. But against him a handful lined up in relays to argue, haggle, hold back. From the crowded galleries, spectators' attention focused on the massive figure of Big Van, on his feet most of the time, parrying questions, thrusting home his answers, meeting objections & complaints. When he left the floor, Massachusetts' able young Henry

Cabot Lodge stepped up to carry his share of the debate.

Some opponents of ERP seemed determined to...

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