International: The Nichevo Line

As if trying to prove Dean Acheson's wishful point that the Russians might become good boys some day (see above), the Russians were being relatively mellow at U.N.'s General Assembly. Andrei Vishinsky opposed the U.S. plan for widening the powers of the Assembly, but he was less vitriolic than usual. Jacob Malik, the Relentless Rudolph of last month's Security Council sessions, softened to the point of telling one reporter to remember the Russian word nichevo. "It means," explained Malik, " 'don't worry, things will turn out all right.'"

This Russian cordiality mightily impressed a...

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