THE NATION: Eight Words

"The President has had a mild coronary thrombosis." Those eight words spoken in Denver by a White House secretary thudded on the nation and the world. The first concern turned on the man, a figure of affection and respect in the hearts of more millions throughout the globe than any man of this decade. He is not idolized as some of the 20th century leaders have been. He is not hated and feared as some have been. He is liked. He is understood.

From these two emotions comes the widespread confidence that Eisenhower...

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