DIPLOMACY: Punch & Counterpunch

It was like the sixth or seventh round in a long championship fight between two well-matched heavyweights, when after a long spell of listless mauling there is a flurry of punching that stirs the audience. Most of the punches last week were thrown by Soviet Russia; most of the counterpunching was done by the U.S. — sometimes with effective blows, but counterpunches nevertheless.

The Russians had abruptly got very busy—so busy that John Foster Dulles let it be known that he had asked U.S. intelligence agencies to find out who was the Mr....

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