THE NATION: Dusty Answer

A h, what a dusty answer gets the soul When hot for certainties in this our life!

—George Meredith

Toward the end of President Eisenhower's press conference last week, the American Broadcasting Co.'s Edward P. Morgan asked if the President had considered the "psychological aspect of our struggle with the Russians." Was it not possible that the cumulative weight of Soviet achievements—pushing ahead of the U.S. in numbers of missiles, in the race to the moon, in rate of economic growth, in the number of engineers graduated each year —might bring about a...

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