FOREIGN RELATIONS: Reading the Tea Leaves

With the delicate, fragrantly bland character of a pot of jasmine tea (which isn't everybody's dish), India's exotic Nehru poured himself—rosebud and all —into the nation's teacup, there for all to sniff and sip. After leaving Ike, he drove to the National Press Club to face Washington's tough newsmen, was introduced irreverently as "the mystical man in the middle." His 45-minute performance was admirable: deft, quiet, elusive, charming, and at times, productive: Items:

Q: What message did he deliver to Ike from Red China's Chou Enlai? A: "Complaints" against the U.S.

Q: What...

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