THE PRESIDENCY: The Few Months Left

. . . a stone, a leaf, an unfound door.

—Thomas Wolfe

President Eisenhower's view of what he wanted most to be remembered for in office changed subtly in his 7½ years as President. He ended the Korean war; he prided himself in taking some of the acrimony of partisanship out of the U.S.atmosphere; and fiscal economy was always in his mind. But increasingly, Ike envisioned himself as engaged in one overriding personal mission, to bring a "just and lasting peace." He ran for reelection, he told friends, because "I want to advance...

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