National Affairs: Steady On

"In the old days," said Secretary of State Dean Acheson last week, "a man who held my office used to write out, in beautiful script, instructions to a Minister . . . and those instructions were put on a sailing ship and they took weeks to cross the ocean. And the American Minister who received them put on his black knee breeches and he walked to the palace or the foreign office and he read what his Secretary of State had written, and that was the United States speaking.

"Now," said Acheson with a sigh,...

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