Flanked by two State Department aides and equipped with bundles of evidence, Ambassador Philip C. Jessup sat down last week before a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee. The narrow question before the committee was: Should he be confirmed as a member of the U.S. delegation to the U.N. General Assembly?

Actually, he was there for two other reasons. First, to defend himself against the noisy charges of Senator Joe McCarthy that Jessup had an "affinity for Communist causes." Secondly, he was there, as a stalwart Administration policymaker, to defend the thesis that U.S. policy has always been right.

Incisively, Jessup cut to...

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