CONFERENCES: Dynamic Neutrality

An Indian wit once described Jawaharlal Nehru as "a constantly expanding bundle of contradictions." Nehru is an aristocratic Brahman who turned Socialist, a fervent Asian nationalist who went to Cambridge and drank thirstily if not deeply of Western culture, a devout disciple of Gandhi's nonviolence who more than once has been known to beat rowdy followers over the head with a chair. In London last week, Nehru exhibited another specimen from his bulging bundle of contradictions. In one breath, he urged the U.S. to show "sympathy and understanding" toward Communist China, at...

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