FOREIGN RELATIONS: The Pursuit of Justice

More and more leaders of governments show themselves in foreign capitals these days. Visits like that of Britain's Sir Anthony Eden to Washington this week have two kinds of meaning-practical and symbolic. Main item on the practical agenda of the Eden visit is to reach U.S.British agreement on some world trouble spots, especially on the Communist threat to the Middle East (TIME, Jan. 16). But this effort will probably be sterile unless the talks are permeated by the symbolic meaning of Eden in Washington. Diplomatist George Kennan to the contrary, international relations are not mere projections of practical national-power...

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