THE LAW: Call to Greatness

Can the bubbling lava of this decade's news be captured by human understanding and shaped into summary that makes plain sense? Can all the vast perplexities, defeats and triumphs of this time—cold war, Korea, emergent nationalism, threat of mutual nuclear destruction, democracy, prosperity, Hungary, Suez—be reduced to some essential theme? It was done last week in the span of 90 minutes in a space 290 ft. long, 68 ft. wide and 90 ft. high, on precisely the right occasion and in the right place for this achievement.

The occasion: a pilgrimage of 3,000 members of...

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