The Press: Wholesale Indictment

What really upsets Columnist Reston is that Eisenhower has stayed popular through thick and thin—and that the people, in his opinion, have stayed so thick. Even the recent diplomatic disasters have done nothing to impair the Eisenhower image or ignite the country to the perils of complacency. Last week, following Ike's mild radio-TV report to the nation, Reston could stand no more. In perhaps the sharpest words he has ever written about Dwight Eisenhower, Reston delivered a wholesale indictment of the President's speech:

"President Eisenhower has devised a simple procedure for dealing with...

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