FOREIGN RELATIONS: Walking Softly

Tolerance and restraint are main threads in the fabric of Washington's diplomacy, and they neatly stitched together last week both the President's and the Secretary of State's press conferences. Needled by provocative questions on successive days, Dwight Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles responded with an even-voiced summary of U.S. attitudes on the explosive issues around the globe. The roundup:

Destalinization. "The essential question is this," said Dulles. "Are the Soviet rulers now attacking the basic causes of domestic discontent and foreign distrust, or is their purpose merely to allay this discontent and distrust?" The "downgrading of Stalin" and the policy...

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