Last week, as the U.N.'s General Assembly gathered in New York, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles gave a report on the state of the world. The gist: not good.

For each modest success on Dulles' list, there were two or more major frustrations or setbacks; every Guatemala was more than offset by a Geneva. In each instance the small advances had been made when free men stood boldly together against Communism; the backward steps were invariably the result of division and fear in the free world—attitudes that the Communists never fail to...

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