THE CAMPAIGN: Foreign Policy Debate

Two ranking rivals on U.S. foreign policy, Democrat Averell Harriman and Republican John Foster Dulles, sat down before the cameras in a CBS Manhattan television studio one night last week for half an hour of what television likes to call political debate. They began in the gentlemanly manner of statesmen, wound up at sign-off time panting like lady wrestlers. In between, they managed to touch on more pertinent—and fascinatingly impertinent—points of U.S. foreign policy than the nation has seen or heard in any single half an hour of the 1952 campaign to date. Excerpts:

Dulles: I believe our policies in Europe...

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