Mr. Eisenhower's Far East Policy:
The Prescription, as Before
The Eisenhower administration is often portrayed as a band of reckless men determined to wipe out Communism even at the cost of wiping out the human race along with it. There are millions in Western Europe and Asia who accept this picture without reservation, and there probably are millions in the United States, too, who accept it, at least in part. Yet the picture is simple fantasy.
The administration does talk recklessly at times, and it does have an unfortunate addiction to inflammatory phrases. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles somehow cannot discuss international affairs except in the language of a preacher denouncing sin or a district attorney exhorting a jury to bring in a verdict of murder in the first degree. And Vice President Richard M. Nixon has yet to learn that what Theodore Roosevelt advised the nation to do was not only to carry a big stick, but also to speak softly.
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