AMERICANS ABROAD: Behind the Curtain

Through the Kremlin's massive Spassky Gate one day last week hurried Democrat Adlai Stevenson, headed for the office of Russia's Premier Nikita Khrushchev. After a brief chitchat warmup, Khrushchev surged into familiar accusations of U.S. "imperialism," possibly thinking that a twice-defeated presidential candidate of the U.S. out-party might agree with him. Far from it. Through interpreters, Stevenson briskly defended Administration foreign policies, riled Khrushchev by bringing up the brutal Soviet intervention in Hungary in 1956. Khrushchev urged Stevenson to talk to Hungarian government officials and hear the true story for himself. Stevenson retorted: "The Hungarian government I refer to no...

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