Self-relieved of his burden as special adviser to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles in preparing for the NATO conference (TIME, Dec. 16), Adlai Ewing Stevenson was once again free to talk, once again assured of a Page One audience. Indeed he had more headline value than at any time since the 1956 campaign, when he advocated ending the military draft and abolishing hydrogen-bomb tests.

First off, Stevenson went to Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria and a meeting of the New York County Lawyers' Association to paint, in terms of his "greatest anxiety," the dismal picture of the "City of the World."...

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