FRANCE: I Love Paris

"I would want to live all my life in Paris if there was not this earth which is called Moscow," said Nikita Khrushchev in Paris last week, quoting the Russian poet, Vladimir Mayakovsky. But though Khrushchev was over the flu, in Paris he was still capable of catching a chill.

For the first time, he found himself in a Western nation with a powerful Communist Party. But never before had France taken such precautions for an official visitor. More than half the effectives of the Paris Prefecture, including 3,000 plainclothesmen, were assigned to...

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