National Affairs: The Fabric of Peace

Overshadowed by his triumphal tour of Iowa was Dwight Eisenhower's first major political speech of the 1956 campaign, televised last week from a CBS studio in Washington. Honed to intellectual sharpness, it dwelt quietly upon a theme that has long dominated the President's thinking: peace.

Through and around the major issues of the day, Ike wove that thread. His own inner peace had convinced him, he said, that he is strong enough "to meet all the responsibilities of the presidency, today and in the years just ahead." In the U.S., his Administration has led the nation toward industrial peace and "equality of...

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