THE NATION: Success & Responsibility

The final week of Dwight Eisenhower's triumphal procession through Europe was also the week of the 20th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II in Europe. By a fateful progression of events that spanned an era, the man who commanded the victorious Western armies, the man who as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, forged the shield that protected recovery from that war, was the man who as U.S. President was the walking symbol of the West's hopes for an American-led future. "That man couldn't do wrong if he tried," said a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!