National Affairs: A Place to Start

"This is no ordinary election eve," said Dwight Eisenhower as he closed his campaign in Boston Monday night. "This is a troubled and decisive moment in the history of man's long march from darkness toward light . . ."

Over TV and radio from Boston's Garden, Ike made his last, best speech of the campaign. He put aside hard knocks at the opposition, to speak "in terms as simple as these—of night and day, of the evil we face and the goodness we cherish, of the tyranny we confront and the freedom we defend...

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