John Foster Dulles was Dwight D. Eisenhower's Secretary of State from 1953 to 1959. He served in the early years of the Cold War and pursued a vigorous foreign policy meant to isolate and undermine international and expansionist Communism. Undergirding his foreign policy was a commitment to natural law, a realistic understanding of human nature, and a clear vision of freedom which he meant to champion everywhere it was threatened. But Dulles' reputation has fallen in recent years. He has been characterized as a dour Puritan, inflexible and simple. He needs to be reconsidered in light of his religious beliefs, and how they animated his vision of human freedom.
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