National Affairs: Foreign Policy Debate

Long before the 1952 campaign began in earnest, Democrats from Harry Truman down were saying that foreign policy should not be an issue. That attitude was based on the contention that the Administration's policy is 100% correct, and that to argue about it would give aid to the Communists. Last week the Democrats' dream of silence about foreign policy lay shattered and broken.

The full-fledged battle on foreign policy was touched off in Dwight Eisenhower's speech to the American Legion's national convention (TIME, Sept. 1). Eisenhower said that there was no way to live peacefully with Communism "until the enslaved nations" have...

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