THE PRESIDENCY: The Fabric of Peace

President Truman stepped grimly before a bouquet of microphones and the broiler heat of television lights in the White House last week to explain the meaning of Korea in terms of dollars, of national sacrifice, and of world peace.

His speech to the nation was almost a repeat of the studied, sober-sided message he had delivered to the U.S. Congress a few hours earlier. For days, White House advisers and ghostwriters had turned out draft after draft—five in all. Clark Clifford and Judge Sam Rosenman, a couple of presidential phrase-turners from the old...

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