THE NATION: Responsibility Regained

Within hours after the White House realized that the President's first TV defense of his budget had won him nothing, Dwight Eisenhower and his staff set about recovering lost ground. Last week, when the President took to radio and television to fight the toughest action of all—in defense of the hard-pressed foreign-aid appropriation—he talked with ringing conviction of a program that is not only vital to U.S. defense but challenging to all that the U.S. stands for. Almost overnight Washington sensed a sudden and dramatic change in the political climate. The White...

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