The Presidency: Subtle Changes

There were the ritualistic messages to be sent: one to congratulate several Southern cities for peaceable school integration, one to U.S. Jews felicitating them on Rosh Hashana observances marking the New Year 5722. There were bills to be signed: they ranged from the $4 billion foreign aid authorization to a measure providing $150,000 for a Pearl Harbor memorial to the Pacific dead of World War II. There were dozens of visitors, but many of them did not appear on the official appointments list; instead, such cold war planners as State Secretary Dean Rusk, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Glenn Seaborg,...

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