THE NATION: The Perils of Postponement

During the long autumn of the election campaign. President Eisenhower tried to postpone making decisions on as many controversial problems as possible, to keep them from being distorted by partisan heat (as were Cuba and Quemoy-Matsu). Postponement has its price, and particularly in foreign affairs, as the Eisenhower Administration could see last week when in its last two months in office it tried to confront the serious threat to the stability of the dollar, and the question of nuclear individualism in Western Europe.

Dramatic Gesture. Off to Bonn flew Treasury Secretary Robert B. Anderson to talk like a Dutch uncle...

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