A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 28, 1959

THE peasant face of Nikita Khrushchev, looming on this week's cover against a symbolic background of the U.S., was painted by Bernard Safran, the son of a Russian immigrant who escaped to the U.S. in 1908 at 18, after being exiled to Siberia from his native town of Priluki (near Kiev) in the Ukraine. U.S.-born Bernie Safran studied hundreds of pictures of Khrushchev in action, finally painted the cocksure impression of a dictator that most Americans will best remember after the guest departs.

For background, Safran selected symbols of the strong, busy nation that...

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