INDIA: The Patient One

As the Indian Express was unkind enough to point out last week, just ten years ago Prime Minister Nehru was patiently explaining his neutralism to the U.S. Congress and winding up with these ringing words: "Where freedom is menaced, or justice threatened, or aggression takes place, we cannot and shall not be neutral." Last week, with freedom menaced, justice threatened and aggression taking place just across the Himalayas from him, Prime Minister Nehru advised everyone to be patient.

He had not wanted the Tibet question debated in the U.N. When it was...

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