RUSSIA: The Big Dream

The only kind of war against the West that Nikita Khrushchev is interested in waging—or so he likes to say with that bear-hugging grin—is economic. Last week Khrushchev formally laid down his battle plan for economic war, and claimed victory in advance.

The audacious new seven-year plan (1959-65) that he unrolled in Moscow set targets so high that it pledges Russia to top U.S. production by "about" 1970. By that time, boasted Nikita in "theses" outlining the plan that his Central Committee will present to the 21st Communist Party Congress next January, the...

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