Three professors spanked the infant Eisenhower Administration yesterday, while two others defended it at the 1928 Symposium: "An Evaluation of the Eisenhower Administration."
One of the defenders, McGeorge Bundy, associate professor of Government, said he was "distressed" at some features of the new look in Washington, but criticized critics who thought "anyone" who stands still and thinks for four months must be paralyzed."
Charles R. Cherington, associate professor of Government and tergiversant Republican, criticized Eisenhower for failing to uphold two "truly conservative" principles of protection of individual liberties and encouragement of property.
Samuel Beer, associate professor of Government, hit at Ike's lack of effective leadership, remarking that it had created a "vacuum of policy" into which mid-west Republicans had stepped. Arthur Schlesinger Jr. '38 criticized the recent cut in the defense budget as "endangering our security."
In reply, Arthur Sutherland, professor of Law, called military expenditures "a quaking bog of unknowns," and said he trusted Eisenhower's military knowledge.