THE NATION: A New Concord

As they walked out into the White House rose garden last week for their public leavetaking, Dwight Eisenhower and Saudi Arabia's King Saud exchanged a double handclasp that signified to all the world a diplomatic achievement of first importance. As the delegated eyes and ears of the combustible Egyptians, Syrians and Jordanians, Saud now thoroughly understood—if he could not yet publicly embrace—the Eisenhower doctrine. The talks, as President Eisenhower told his press conference, had cleared away much of "the underbrush of misunderstanding"; now the seeds could be planted, and clearly Saud...

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