National Affairs: The Doubtful Victory

As old Walter George, a Democrat soon to retire from the Senate, stood up behind his desk to speak one day last week, he was set to perform an intricate mission for a Republican Administration−a mission, as he saw it, in the national interest. The Senate was in the mood to go along with the House's deep cut of $1.1 billion in the Administration's $4.9 billion foreign-aid bill. Eloquent Walter George pleaded for the compromise $4.5 billion that his Senate Foreign Relations Committee had approved−and that the Administration had agreed to accept. As he...

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