THE NATION: Lulling Words

THE NATION Lulling Words

In cold war the appearance of sweet reasonableness sometimes can be as powerful a weapon as a supply of atom bombs. Last week, at the Asian-African Conference in Bandung, Communist China's Premier Chou En-lai dropped a psychological blockbuster. After purring about peace and understanding all week long, Chou announced that the Chinese Communists were willing to confer with the U.S. on the question of "relaxing tension" in the Formosa area (see FOREIGN NEWS).

In the Red lexicon relaxing tension means lulling the non-Communist forces to sleep while the Communists build up their strength....

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