General of the Army Dwight Eisenhower lectured the country last week on war and peace. To at least one point, official Washington lent a very attentive ear.

There are worse things, said Eisenhower, than war. "We like to repeat, 'There never was a good war, or a bad peace.' " But war has often produced "greatness of spirit," while peace "may be the product of chicanery, treachery and the temporary triumph of expediency over all spiritual values. The pact of Munich was a more fell blow to humanity than the atomic bomb at...

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