INDIA: Nehru's Choice

Back in New Delhi from his visit to Red China, India's unpredictable Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, much improved in health and spirits, and three pounds heavier, summoned 19 members of the Congress Party working committee to his broad-lawned, two-story home. For two hours he lectured them on his impressions in the land of Communist Mao. General theme: "Anything they can do, we can do better," and "Democracy is better than dictatorship."

Then Jawaharlal Nehru ended the suspense over his own future, which was what these practical politicians most wanted to hear. He would remain...

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