THE CONGRESS: Every Man for Himself

Many a Republican was growing restive over the implications of the Truman Doctrine—if only because it bore the name of the Democrat's 1948 presidential candidate. Last week the origin of the doctrine, the aid-to-Greece-and-Turkey bill, arrived on the floor of the House. The G.O.P. made it plain that every man would vote for himself. The result: four days of shrill and contentious debate which reminded observers of nothing so much as the lurid neutrality fight of 1939.

Party lines sagged and ancient political enemies got together. On the opposition side, New York's...

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