THE NATION: A New Language

In the Western alliance, progress had been slowly freezing to a halt. The Bermuda sun did not bring a thaw (see INTERNATIONAL). Rather, the fact that the Big Three met and failed to make progress on specific issues emphasized the lack of forward motion. President Eisenhower, foreseeing this, had not wanted the Bermuda meeting. When it bogged down, he saved the situation—and went on to achieve far more than had been expected from the Bermuda Conference. Before and during the Bermuda talks, debate on the business of international security had been conducted in confused terms and at...

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