AUSTRALIA: The Futility of Hatred

The debate waxed angry in Australia's House of Representatives. The government's attempt to ratify the John Foster Dulles blueprint for Pacific peace stirred old hatreds of the Japanese. Cried Alex Downer, 42, who spent 3½ years in a Japanese prison camp: "We are asked to endorse an act of folly for which future generations will have to pay."

To counter Old Soldier Downer, the Liberal coalition put up a speaker whose war record entitled him to talk "in the same fashion. Interior Minister W. S. Kent Hughes, 56, fought in Gallipoli and Palestine in World War I, was a Rhodes scholar...

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