National Affairs: Advice from an Expert

Few men have been so bedeviled by political critics in the U.S. Congress as Democrat Dean Acheson during his four years as Secretary of State; Michigan's Republican Senator Arthur Vandenberg, for one, felt genuine pity one night when Acheson dropped by his apartment and, over a mournful drink, told of his troubles with Congress. Yet as a private citizen—practicing law in Washington and sitting as a member of the Democratic Advisory Council—no one has worked harder than Dean Acheson at urging the Democratic Congress to give the Republican Administration political fits. Last week,...

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