THE NATION: Geneva: The Spirit

The evening after he returned from Geneva, President Eisenhower warned his people and the world: "We must never be deluded into believing that one week of friendly, even fruitful negotiations can wholly eliminate a problem arising out of the wide gulf . . . between the concept of man made in the image of his God, and of man as a mere instrument of the state."

The negotiations had been friendly in tone; they had even held out hope of specific fruits which might ripen in a second Geneva conference of Big Four foreign ministers. The amicability and the hopes...

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