The Press: Extraordinary Adventure

Pundits Joseph and Stewart Alsop, who have criticized the Administration's Middle East policy and defended the Franco-British attack on Egypt, last week goaded Old Socialist Norman Thomas into unwonted words of praise for the Eisenhower Administration. In a letter to 21 of the papers that carry the Alsops' column, Thomas marveled at the Alsops' "extraordinary adventure in support of the blundering Eden and the sorry socialist, Mollet." Said Thomas: "Suppose (as the Alsops would have it) that the U.N., with the President's approval, had put off a cease-fire in the Middle East. We might already have been caught in the...

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