THE NATIONS: Lights & Bells

So entwined are the destinies of all the world's nations in 1959 that a bold new initiative by one of the superpowers has something like the effect of a lucky shot on a pinball machine. Last week, as a consequence of Dwight Eisenhower's historic decision to invite Khrushchev to the U.S., lights were flashing and bells ringing all around the globe.

In Europe Ike's pre-Khrushchev consultations had triggered eventful and long-postponed decisions. France's Charles de Gaulle, after a year devoted to cautious, almost imperceptible maneuver against both Moslem rebels and self-professed French...

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