THE NATION: Propaganda Offensive

At his desk in the U.S. embassy on Tchaikovsky Street in Moscow one afternoon last week, Ambassador Llewellyn E. Thompson Jr. got a telephone message from Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko. Would 6 o'clock that evening be all right for the first preliminary talks about a summit meeting? It was. Thompson put on his coat and Homburg, got into his Cadillac, went off to confer with Gromyko. Time of conference: 35 minutes. Next day Britain's Ambassador Sir Patrick Reilly heard the telephone's ring, also got 35 minutes with Gromyko. France's Ambassador Maurice...

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