THE NATION: The Visible Hand

The hand that reached out last week to pull the strings in Japan was—as both President Eisenhower and Premier Kishi said—the hand of organized Communism. In forcing Japan to cancel the President's visit, it administered a stinging slap to U.S. pride and prestige. No Red propaganda victory in years had so served to humiliate a President of the U.S. Coming in the wake of the U-2 dust-up and Nikita Khrushchev's party-line attack on Eisenhower at the summit, it was—as Moscow and Peking intended it to be—a blow to the U.S. image. Allies were apprehensive because the U.S. had allowed...

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