Foreign Relations: Stages of Battle

There are times when U.N. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson seems not to care that U.S. public opinion—the ultimate determinant of national foreign policy—is not merely opposed to letting Red China into the U.N., but also strongly in favor of a continuing fight to keep her out.

Fortnight ago, Stevenson warned the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the U.S. might not be able to keep up the battle much longer. For evidence, he cited the progressively narrower majorities favoring the U.S. stand against the Peking government, which suggested that Communist China's admission to the U.N....

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