World: On the Other Hand

Nikita Khrushchev's speech started off like just one more of his exhaustive exhortations for harder work by party bosses and factory hands. But by the time he was through, three hours later, his rambling remarks in the Kremlin's Palace of the Co gresses had touched off a fresh torrent of speculation about the future leadership of the Soviet Union. And all because of a few vague sentences about old age. Mused the Kremlin commissar: "Here am I, a man of the older generation . . . I am already 69, and everyone knows that I cannot hold forever the positions I...

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