National Affairs: The Visiting Chairman

Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev, 65, tough, devious, versatile, flies into the U.S. this week with the enigmatic fame of the "Hangman of the Ukraine" and the "Butcher of Budapest," who has nonetheless restored to the U.S.S.R. (pop. 208 million) its broadest measure of liberty and prosperity since the Bolshevik Revolution. Khrushchev's intentions in the U.S. are just as enigmatic. Is he seeking a genuine thaw in the cold war that might lead to forms of peace? Is he seeking an American acceptance of the status quo of Communist conquests, a softening-up of American will? Is he trying to shore up his own...

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