THE NATION: Man of the Hour

Crowded as it was by the turbulent sweep of events in Hungary and the Middle East, the U.S. election nonetheless made history of its own. By a shattering and startling landslide of 457 electoral votes to 74 (Wednesday a.m.), the U.S. awarded Dwight D. Eisenhower a second term in the greatest personal vote of confidence since F.D.R. in 1936.

At home, a second term for Eisenhower-Nixon meant that a new political generation had come of age with promising concepts of how government ought to be run (see below). Abroad, the landslide showed foreign...

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