World: The Talker

In the midst of the Cuban crisis, on Oct. 24, the day Soviet ships altered their course to avoid collision with the U.S. Navy, a U.S. businessman in Moscow was negotiating a trade deal with Soviet officials. Suddenly, their talks were interrupted by a phone call from the Kremlin: Nikita Khrushchev would be happy to receive William E. Knox, president of Westinghouse International Co. Knox had not asked for the interview, so Khrushchev, as he often does, was obviously trying to use an American visitor to pipe some of his views into the U.S. This week Knox revealed what was said,...

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