National Affairs: The Forgotten Word

Only once by name, with passing scorn for "foolish adventures," did Dean Acheson in his Press Club speech mention Formosa. But the word had hissed like a hot coal on ice earlier in the week when he met for five hours with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and for four hours next day with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and it steamed all week in the speeches of a small but angry group of Republican critics.

To Acheson the problem of further aid to Formosa did not exist; the time was already past....

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