THE ADMINISTRATION: Backdown

W. Walton Butterworth, 46, Louisiana-born Princeton graduate and a onetime Rhodes scholar, was ousted this week from his job as Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs. A central figure in the long argument over U.S.-China policy, he was the target of a concentrated Republican attack when the Senate was asked to confirm his appointment less than a year ago. Senator Vandenberg had called his naming a "very great mistake" which meant, said Vandenberg, "continuation of a regime which inevitably is connected with a very tragic failure in the Far...

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