"I almost express a prayer about it," said Majority Leader Scott Lucas, ". . . that somehow we who serve here in the Senate . . . will harmonize and unite." He was talking about foreign policy, making his plea at the end of a day of bitter debate, of argument over who was responsible for the China fiasco and continuing Republican charges that the State Department was to blame. Those charges were "a base slander," Texas' white-maned old Tom Connally had shouted. "Where, at the appropriate time, were the voices that now proclaim their virtues and their schemes?" The...

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