THE PRESIDENCY: Operation Amigo

As the President landed back on U.S. territory he brought home with him still another remarkable diplomatic triumph for the nation. His grueling ten-day journey through four free Latin American republics had turned out to be, with rare exception, a carnation-strewn show of affection for Dwight Eisenhower and the people he represents. Somehow—with flashing smile that never faded, with dignity that never truckled, with simple words that went down as well in Argentina as they do in Abilene—the President got across the message of creative friendship and collective responsibility in the...

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