FOREIGN RELATIONS: You Can Count Upon Us

Onto the nation's TV screens one evening last week flashed the large, homely figure of John Foster Dulles delivering his first report to the people as Secretary of State. Dulles' talk, made as a conversation with the U.S. people rather than as a formal speech, had been filmed in his office a day before, and it was made without a written text. It was broken by pauses for thought and marred by occasional slips in rhetoric, but it summarized the problems and potentialities of U.S. foreign policy with unpretentious clarity.

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