Foreign Relations: The Unshaved

Ever since John Kennedy appointed Adlai Stevenson as his U.N. Ambassador and Chester Bowles as his Under Secretary of State, Senate Republicans had been stropping their razors in anticipation of shaving the liberal fuzz off the foreign policy notions of the nominees. Last week, as Stevenson and Bowles appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for their confirmation hearings, the Republicans got their chance—and both Adlai and Chester remained unshaved.

With both Stevenson and Bowles, the issue of U.S. policy toward Red China provided the key questions. And although they differed in the degree of their attitudes, both passed their...

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