The Press: Ammunition for Isolationists

Columnist Walter Lippmann, who has descended from his oracular heights to become a plain Kennedy Democrat, had the first word. "It now appears," he wrote last week of an Administration plan to buy $100 million worth of United Nations bonds, "that it may be defeated by a coalition of Republicans and Southern Democrats." The danger: a counterproposal, by U.S. Senators George D. Aiken of Vermont and Bourke B. Hickenlooper of Iowa, both Republicans, that the U.S. Government lend the U.N. the money instead. Charged Lippmann hotly: This "confused raid on the bond plan" was caused by "crude partisanship . . ....

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