THE NATION: The Harnessing of Two Logics

The basic problem of the U.S.—and of the free world—is to preserve its dynamic economic and political freedoms as it builds up military defenses against global Communism. This is a problem which the U.S. has not really met squarely since the Communists began their march at the end of World War II. Last week President Eisenhower was ready to come to grips with it.

Fixing his heavy, horn-rimmed glasses in place, the President faced his weekly press conference and began to read in a low voice. "I would like to present to you . . . with fairly broad strokes,...

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