THE NATION: Acclaim & Misgivings

As the battle smoke and bitter cries of the crisis gave place last week to the buzz of debate, the world's gaze and the world's hope were directed toward Washington as rarely before. Hungarians, almost unreasoningly, sought the U.S.'s solace and help, some believing that the mere appearance of G.I. paratroopers in Budapest would have sent the Soviets scuttling. Arabs cheered the Stars & Stripes that fluttered from U.S. cars in Cairo and Port Said. Asians talked of Eisenhower's "honesty and integrity." The U.S., dedicated to freedom for all, was surrounded by...

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