THE PRESIDENCY: Ever-Rising Levels

In its Cold War battle to head off the kind of world the Communists want, the U.S. has never been too specific about the kind of world the U.S. wants. Last week, speaking in his old home town of Abilene, Kans. (see below), President Eisenhower sought to sketch in bold lines the free world's hopes for the future: a sound "world economy" binding together a "world community of free nations, characterized by peace and by justice." Within mankind's reach, said he, is "a free, rich, peaceful future, in which all peoples' can achieve ever-rising levels of human well-being."

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