THE NATIONS: The New Technique

All around the globe the diplomatic consequences of the Eisenhower-Khrushchev talks snowballed. Cautiously, with many a hedge and continuing mutual suspicion, the Big Two pushed ahead last week with a historic attempt to change the "balance of terror" stalemate between East and West.

In the West, Harold Macmillan's smashing victory in Britain's general election (see cover) cleared the way for serious summit planning. Until the British election results were in, Washington had seen no point to making any summit decisions; a Labor victory would have confronted the rest of the Western alliance with a British government that needed time to learn...

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