A Matter of Morals

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of India habitually takes a lofty moral tone towards the West. In July, he set out, unbidden, to mediate the Korean war, in effect proposed that the U.S. bribe Moscow into calling off the North Koreans by admitting Red China into U.N. (TIME, July 24). When the U.S. refused, Nehru was indignant. Last week, when U.N. Mediator Sir Owen Dixon suggested that India make a compromise with Pakistan to end a three-year-old dispute over possession of the princely state of Kashmir,

Pandit Nehru was outraged—as always, of course, on purely moral grounds.

The pandit was annoyed at...

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