Foreign Relations: Gentleman's Disagreement

"We are going to disagree," said President Kennedy to newsmen, "but I am sure it is possible for us to disagree in the framework of not charging each other with bad faith." Kennedy was referring to his conversations with India's visiting Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, 72, and he was perfectly right. In four days of talks last week, the two leaders became downright friendly—even though they disagreed on many things.

The conversations began in the Newport, R.I., home of Jacqueline Kennedy's mother and stepfather, then moved to Washington. The Kennedy family did its beguiling best to charm Nehru. Little Caroline...

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