National Affairs: Triumph of Manner

As cool as a mint julep in a Georgia July, prospective Secretary of State Dean Rusk stepped up for his fitness hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week and passed, as everyone expected, with high honors. Before the fact, though, there had been some promise of drama. Across the committee table. Rusk had to face Chairman William Fulbright—a man who could have had Rusk's job had he not been an Arkansas segregationist—and a squad of Republicans intent on making sure that the next State Secretary is not "soft" on Communism.

But in the face of Rusk's deft testimony, the Senators...

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