THE PRESIDENCY: Feet on the Ground

President Eisenhower last week tried, as he has done before, to explain himself to 1) those who fear the U.S. is not resolute enough in meeting the threat of world communism, and 2) those who fear it is too provocative.

A reporter at the President's weekly news conference asked: Did Ike think there were any grounds for Senate Majority Leader William Knowland's statement that peaceful coexistence was a Trojan horse that would lull the U.S. into false security, to be followed by disaster? The President had a blunt rebuke for Knowland. Under the...

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