National Affairs: The Greater Danger

In a week in which the Administration was under heavy fire from its own leaders in Congress, it remained for a Democrat to speak up in defense of a key article of Dwight Eisenhower's foreign-policy faith: the touchy matter of extending aid to Communist Poland, which has established its independence from Moscow but is still within the Soviet orbit.

The speaker was Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy, a much-talked-about contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1960. In a speech to a Jefferson-Jackson Day fund-raising dinner in Omaha, he called on the U.S. to help Communist Poland maintain its independence by granting...

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