THE NATION: On a Rutted Road

As the U.S. moves through the battlefields of the cold war, it has three main roads to choose from. One is the high, hard-surfaced speedway to war; another is the low, crawling path to appeasement. In between lies the third—a rutted, twisting route, shrouded here by patches of fog, mined there by enemy booby traps. Last week, amid cries from critics who wanted to travel either the high road or the low, Dwight Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles churned resolutely along the center route. At times, it was difficult to see...

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