THE NATION: An Urgent Condition

THE NATION An Urgent Condition During one of the tangled debates of his first Administration, President Grover Cleveland rapped out an apt reminder to Congress: "It is a condition which confronts us—not a theory." Last week, as the 85th Congress took up President Eisenhower's resolution authorizing the use of force to keep the Communists out of the Middle East, the U.S. was confronted by an urgent world condition that was increasingly apparent the greater the distance from Capitol Hill.

One sure measure of the critical condition (and of the value of the President's proposal) was that...

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