National Affairs: Critical Issue

"The White House seems to have dismissed the Russian offer out of hand, but the world and the American people expect sober consideration from our leaders." So spoke Candidate Adlai Stevenson one day last week after he had learned that the President had rejected a letter from Russia's Premier Bulganin backing Adlai's campaign proposals to stop H-bomb tests.

Next day Stevenson read the text of Bulganin's letter and the President's sizzling reply (TIME, Oct. 29), and he decided that Bulganin was too close to his coattails for comfort. "I share fully President Eisenhower's...

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