National Affairs: The Senator Rebels

That formidable California bulldozer, Senate Minority Leader William Fife Knowland, is a man who sometimes will not see the trees for the forest. When he has an idea, he thrusts straight ahead to the conclusion—and often manages to carry a lot of his countrymen along with him. Last week Bill Knowland, a United Nations delegate himself, pushed through to a conclusion about the Middle East and the entire U.N. that scattered a whole grove of carefully planted Administration trees.

Bent on avoiding a flare-up in the smoking Suez crisis (see FOREIGN NEWS), the...

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