THE NATION: Half a Throat or None?

For the chronically hopeful, the 1959 thaw in U.S.-Soviet relations, the Eisenhower-Khrushchev visits and the march toward the summit, carry the promise of an enchanted spring of peace. But a remarkable number of show-me skeptics, foreign and domestic, are worried that the thaw may put the U.S. on even thinner ice in a cold war that has yet to end. Last week three experienced diplomatic weathermen contributed to a growing debate on the subject. Secretary of State Christian A. Herter pledged the Eisenhower Administration to careful negotiation and something called "co-survival." President Truman's Secretary of State, Dean Acheson,...

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