THE PRESIDENCY: Above the Storm

The rising storm whipped at the banners of Dwight Eisenhower's crusade. From Tonkin to Geneva last week, the atmosphere was charged with gloom, defeatism, suspicion among allies. In Washington the determined Republican efforts to contain the McCarthy-Army hearings failed, and new thunderheads spread over the Department of Justice and the White House itself.

In the midst of it, President Eisenhower seemed to be above the storm. He stuck steadfastly to one of his favorite military maxims: long faces never won a battle. Stoutly defending his Administration against attacks, he exuded, at last week's White House press conference, the confidence of...

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