ALLIANCES: How to Help Hungary

A time of both opportunity and danger, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles called it last week. The opportunity presented by Poland and Hungary, Dulles told the NATO council in Paris, was to encourage what he called the prospective "disintegration" of the Soviet system. The danger was that, harassed by such rebellions, the Russians might launch into rash and desperate foreign adventures. And the difficulty, in such a situation, was how best to help Hungary.

West Germany's Heinrich von Bren-tano put the difficulty in bold terms. The West obviously did and must support the peoples of Eastern Europe in their...

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