National Affairs: The Faith of an American

For one of the most significant speeches of his campaign, Dwight Eisenhower chose a forum without radio or television, gave a talk untouched by partisan politics. The occasion: the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial dinner, where he spoke at the invitation of New York's Cardinal Spellman. (Governor Stevenson, also invited, had to decline because of campaign schedules.) Eisenhower's subject: the U.S. in the world.

The Soviet Plan. Before an audience of 2,500 in Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria, Eisenhower, erect and spruce in white tie & tails, began by analyzing Joseph Stalin's recent pronouncement on the state of world Communism (TIME, Oct. 13). The destruction...

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