PRESIDENCY: You Have to Do Something

The behavior of Presidential Adviser Clark Clifford had been puzzling White House newsmen for a week and a half. In view of the political debacle facing the Truman Administration, it was hard to understand how handsome Mr. Clifford could look so happy and knowing. He looked like a man who had something up his sleeve.

In fact, he had. He had been turning over an idea in his mind ever since last summer. At that time Air Secretary Stuart Symington had suggested that the way to handle the Russian crisis was to send...

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