THE NATION: Foreign Aid Repaid

After months of debate over foreign aid, Washington seemed tired of it all. In the mouths of Administration leaders the timeworn arguments for the program —e.g., military aid is "vital" to the defense of the free world—had become cliches, wrung dry of meaning from reiterated challenge, reiterated response. Last week some of the deep meaning of this high-minded, unprecedented, costly U.S. experiment came to life in terms of people, fears, hopes and dramatic ambitions. It was brought to life by a short, black-haired man in a double-breasted suit who landed at the...

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