National Affairs: Enslavement Entangled

The enslavement resolution, which the Eisenhower Administration hoped would have bipartisan support, got tangled in Capitol Hill politics.

The trouble began with a slip by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. Last month, talking over a rough draft of the resolution with Democratic and Republican Congressmen, Dulles promised to check with them again on the final wording. He never did. As sent to Congress by the President, the resolution made no mention of Yalta or Potsdam, though it strongly rejected Russian perversions of World War II agreements that had led to enslavement of other nations. Democrats were pleased. But Republicans were miffed....

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