INDIA: With One Voice

That hissing sound heard round the world last week was Jawaharlal Nehru's reputation deflating.

In Britain Nehru has long occupied an exalted position in the political mythology. Tory governments looked to him for "expert" advice on Asian affairs, and told the U.S. that its Asian policy was ill advised for ignoring Nehru, Asia's only true spokesman. Left-wingers saw in Nehrunian "noncommitment" an idealistic answer to U.S. massive retaliation. British opinion began to change when Nehru's U.N. delegates regarded a discussion of Hungary as an unworthy diversion from the serious business of condemning...

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