THE NATIONS: What to Talk About

In his first call for a summit meeting on the Middle East, Nikita Khrushchev declared that "the world is on the brink of catastrophe," and the fighting had already begun. Last week Khrushchev was still rumbling about "a powder barrel which can explode at the slightest spark." The summit meeting that was shaping up could no longer be justified by such hoarse cries. The flames of violence that had flared in the Middle East had been dampened. Iraq's new regime had diplomatic recognition from just about everybody. In Lebanon the election of...

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