Foreign News: Yes, There Is No Santa

Before dropping in on Afghanistan, Bolsheviks Bulganin and Khrushchev made their farewells to India, concluding one of the teacup-shattering diplomatic expeditions of all time. The Russians got together with their host, Prime Minister Nehru, to compose a joint communique. Khrushchev wanted to throw a few final dishes at the Western powers, but Neutralist Nehru was all for throwing only the soggy tea bags.

Nehru won. In their final statement, phrased in comparatively soft Nehrunian language, Russia and India jointly 1) espoused the Indian leader's "five principles of coexistence," 2) urged the surrender to the Chinese Communists of the island of Formosa, and...

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