The Press: Guest Columnist

For many a U.S. newsman, one of the most spectacular accolades that can come his way is to be reprinted, uncensored, in Russia. Last week this distinction befell a newcomer to the ranks of political correspondents: James A. Wechsler, 45, of the liberal New York Post (circ. 343,140). Without changing a line, Russia's two leading dailies, Pravda (6,300,000) and Izvestia (2,300,000), carried in full the second part of a two-part Wechsler profile of President John Kennedy.

The Red space grab was Wechsler's own idea. Only recently relieved of some of his duties as Post editor (while keeping the title), Wechsler has begun...

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