POLITICAL NOTES: Serious Misfortune

With the U.S., under a Republican Administration, preparing to talk turkey with Red leaders, the political opportunity is obvious for Democrats to stake out a position from which they can, if things go sour, charge the G.O.P. with being "soft on Communism." Yet no Democratic presidential candidate in his prudence would ever get that far out on such a limb; Dwight Eisenhower's prestige is too great and, what is more, things might turn out far from sour. That being the case, the party position-staking last week was left to a Democrat who is not running for...

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