THE NATION: Success for an Idea

As the President of the U.S. flies homeward this week from his eleven-nation world trip, he brings back snapshot recollections of vivid ceremony and unaffected friendliness. Dwight Eisenhower, the world's best-known, most respected statesman, lifted personal prestige and national influence to new highs from Rome to New Delhi to Paris. But equally as important as the President himself was the backdrop of popular reaction to his visits. His trip was a success because the American idea is a success; he had once and for all destroyed the myth that anti-Americanism prowls the world. The roaring welcomes defined no new world...

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