The Presidency: Hopes & Misgivings

The fledgling President of the U.S. was readying himself to fly off this week for conferences with 1) France's President Charles de Gaulle in Paris, 2) Russia's Premier Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna, and 3) Britain's Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in London. Within a week after his leavetaking, President John Kennedy plans to be back home—pretty quick work.

Indeed the President's first overseas quest for new understandings in the old cold war seemed to have growed like Topsy. First, it was to be a visit with De Gaulle. Then Khrushchev was added, and then...

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