NATO: Problems at the Summit

The center of political power of the Western world was lodged this week in a bleak, jerry-built room across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. The blue felt table around which sat 14 chiefs of Western governments† was diplomatically round. But in reality, the man at the head of the table was unquestionably and inevitably the man who represented the U.S. From the minute President Eisenhower arrived.

Europeans had been inspecting him solicitously, cheered by every sign of vigor in his broad-armed wave or generous grin, but quick to note any slowing in his speech or in his gait....

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