FOREIGN RELATIONS: The Enduring Conflict

Before the 41st annual convention of Kiwanis International Club in San Francisco, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles last week delivered the first full-dress U.S. answer to Nikita Khrushchev's celebrated "secret" speech in the Kremlin (TIME, June 11 ). Reading solemnly from a text that the President had approved in outline, Dulles marked out the fronts in the essential conflict before the world: on one side despotism, however muted; on the other democracy, however confused.

"We confidently take up the challenge of the Soviet Communists to compare our systems," said Dulles, adding that if...

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