National Affairs: Whose Policy?

For the first time since the campaign began, Candidate Tom Dewey was directly challenged on two matters of political record. The challenger was the New York Times's able reporter James B. Reston. The dispute centered on the origins of the nation's bipartisan foreign policy and the European Recovery Program.

"Great Objective." In a foreign-policy address in Louisville last week, Dewey claimed—as he had before—that the bipartisan idea was all his own. "That was the great objective," he said, "when I first proposed to Secretary Hull during the election campaign four years ago that we have cooperation between our two parties to...

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