THE NATION: Retreat from Newport

It was a momentous confrontation, set before a backdrop of high feeling and history. The rebellious governor of the state of Arkansas, defying U.S. courts and U.S. law, went to plead his case before the President of the U.S. There was quiet, friendly talk behind closed doors; there were smiles and handshakes for the camera, then politely worded, carefully prepared statements. Through all of these devices the result was clear: the President of the U.S. had flatly insisted that the governor of Arkansas must bow to the law and withdraw from his...

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