INDIA: Back in Form

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's performance last week was his best in years. Wearing the customary red rose in his buttonhole, Nehru rose before a largely hostile Parliament for a three-day debate on his policy toward Red Chinese aggression on the northern borders and carried through his complete program with consummate ease. His sarcastic wit set the Parliament laughing; his bursts of anger confused his opponents; his eloquence and sincerity won over the waverers.

Bold & Blunt. Nehru began by humbly asking Parliament to give him "directions" on the policy he should follow,...

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