THE NATIONS: Upside Down

Playing to the hilt his role as top banana on the world diplomatic circuit, Nikita Khrushchev last week took his road show to Asia.

In the West, Khrushchev's 13-day tour of the U.S. had produced an indefinable relaxation of mood. None of the causes of conflict had really been removed, but somehow everybody seemed to feel better. Campaigning in Britain, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan jauntily announced that "everybody is agreed" to a summit meeting and that everything seems to be clear except fixing "the date and the place and the people." And on a brief stopover in Moscow on the...

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