THE NATION: Friendliness in the World

For American diplomacy and for Dwight Eisenhower, the conference at Geneva was a triumph. Throughout the week the President dominated the scene in every move he made—from his shrewd attention to his old friend Georgy Zhukov to his electrifying offer to trade military blueprints with the Soviets (see FOREIGN NEWS).

At home in Washington, the conference was watched with an intensity and a hopefulness that matched Europe's. At the White House, Vice President Nixon, presiding at a Cabinet meeting, asked Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson to open the meeting with an invocation....

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