National Affairs: Unprecedented Response

They came by assorted routes, but they came—in unprecedented numbers—to the same conclusion: President Eisenhower's speech was a significant and historic event of the cold war.

On Capitol Hill, men of both parties agreed with Texas' Lyndon Johnson, Senate minority leader: "The President is speaking with the true mind and heart of the American people." From far-off Singapore came the estimate of globe-trotting Adlai Stevenson: "An admirable . . . expression of the American position."

In Tito's Yugoslavia, 9,000 people queued up in front of the U.S. Information Service building for translations. Budapest's USIS office reported handing out translations at the rate...

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