National Affairs: Opinions & Impressions

Confronting President Eisenhower on his return from California last week were the written and oral reports, carefully compiled and closely considered, from U.S. officials who had seen the most of Nikita Khrushchev during his visit. In their considerable bulk, the reports ranged from opinions about Khrushchev's purposes at the highest policy levels down to some fascinating details about his personal impression of the U.S.

In general the U.S. officials found reason to hope that Khrushchev was sincere in his assurances that he sought peace. Khrushchev himself created the impression of a man who,...

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