THE NATION: Improbable Success

As Vice President Nixon started off on his cold-war journey to the U.S.S.R., the Administration harbored doubts as to whether the trip could really be expected to accomplish very much—and Dick Nixon shared them. Nixon expected Soviet chieftains to be cool and suspicious. feared that Nikita Khrushchev might try to snub him and keep him away from the Russian people. But by the time Nixon headed back to Washington this week, there were no doubts at all that the trip was a diplomatic and sociological success far beyond what anybody could have hoped or imagined. During his improbable fortnight behind...

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