THE NATION: Curtain Going Up

It was the beginning of what Sir Winston Churchill might call one of the grand climacterics of history. As his new presidential jet sped toward Western Europe this week, Dwight Eisenhower was reforging chains with the past; he was the soldier returning to the scene of his greatest triumph, the popular hero returning to visit old friends. But the President of the U.S. was also moving into the future, opening a new door on the cold war's long, frosty corridor and entering into a series of personal diplomatic confrontations that could only,...

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