THE NATION: A Stand on Principle

In his dogged fight to head off aggressive world Communism, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles has taken many a sling and arrow from behind. Last week Dulles was in the thick of a struggle to defend the beleaguered Chinese Nationalist island of Quemoy—from an attack begun and carried on night and day by Communist guns, backed by Peking's threats to conquer Formosa, and charged with tension by Moscow's bomb-rattling promise to throw the U.S. out of Asia. Yet Dulles had reason to wonder whether he did not have more to fear from his friends than from his enemies.


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