THE PRESIDENCY: Just Reasonable

The last big hurdle facing Dwight Eisenhower in his recovery from his stroke was the on-the-spot questioning and answering of the presidential press conference. He had journeyed to Paris and strengthened U.S. ties with NATO leaders. He had recaptured the diplomatic initiative and restored the cold war perspective in his reply to the U.S.S.R.'s Bulganin (TIME, Jan. 20). He had gone far, in his State of the Union message, toward bolstering the public confidence and military energy of the U.S. His special farm and economic messages to Congress carried hard, specific recommendations...

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