People: Jul. 23, 1965

"Fortunately," went the lead editorial in the Washington Post, "there is no disposition in this country to search for scapegoats to blame for the situation [in Viet Nam]. Americans are singularly free from the disposition to vent a sanguinary fury on officials who have the misfortune to preside at disagreeable affairs . . ." Pondering this thought in his Georgetown home, Dean Acheson, 72, allowed as how it was not always thus. Perhaps recalling several brushes with Senator Joe McCarthy as well as his Secretary of Stateship during the Korean War, Acheson displayed...

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