To see once is better than to hear a hundred times.

—Chinese proverb

Globetrotter Adlai Stevenson, journeying last week from Japan to Formosa, was broadening his view of Far Eastern affairs.

In Tokyo, he urged a union of all free Asians against the Communist threat. "Asia," he said, "is what might be called the area of decision in the modern world. [Japan] is one in whose hands the destiny of Asia, and thus of the world, must rest. Whether it is to be a free or a slave world is a decision we all face."

Deplaning at Taipeh, Stevenson was pleasantly startled by the...

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