National Affairs: Stevenson Comes Ashore

Absence not long enough to root out


All love, increases love at second sight.

—Thomas May, Henry II

Back from a nine-week swing through South America came a thinner, tanner, more relaxed Adlai Stevenson last week, and seldom have loyal troops given a more resounding cheer to a general splashing ashore. Enthusiastic correspondents dogged his footsteps. Columnist Marquis Childs hailed him as a "brilliant, complex, resilient individual" torn "between dread and desire." Prestigious Pundit Walter Lippmann urged Candidate Jack Kennedy to solve the problem posed by his Roman Catholicism by accepting second place...

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