THE NATION: What About the Future?

As the reverberations of the summit collapse began to fade last week, the nation could count some net gains from what had at first seemed to many to be if not a disaster, at least a calamity. Khrushchev's ranting belligerence had rallied the Western nations closer together, and at home, even amid election-year recriminations, a heightened sense of national unity was evident.

"What about the future?" asked President Eisenhower in his televised report to the nation. Widespread in the U.S. was a sense of a future, a sense of changes astir. Just beyond the threshold of a new decade,...

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