THE PRESIDENCY: Pursuit of Peace

Along with a flurry of visits to local Civil Defense offices by worried citizens, the swift collapse of the summit meeting brought an outbreak of name calling and blame hurling by worked-up politicians. Illinois' rumpled Senate Minority Leader Everett McKinley Dirksen charged that Adlai Stevenson had "torpedoed" the summit by advocating U.S. concessions in a pre-summit interview with a French reporter (see PRESS). Pennsylvania's Republican Senator Hugh Scott followed up by accusing Stevenson and Presidential Candidate Jack Kennedy of "gross suspicion of appeasement."

Open Path. Against this background of alarm and recrimination, President Eisenhower spoke out in a calm and...

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