The Press: Greek Chorus

Before President Kennedy set out on his European trip, the nation's newsmen, almost to a man, had asked: "Is this trip necessary?"

"President Kennedy intended, at the beginning of his term, to stay in Washington as much as possible." said the New York Times a little sternly. "He embarks on a crucial journey to confer with the leaders of our two principal allies. President de Gaulle and Prime Minister Macmillan. and to confront our principal adversary. Premier Khrushchev. There is a compulsion on prominent persons, as on almost all the rest of us. to...

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