Nation: Back to Life

Richard Nixon arose from the wreckage of his political career—and found that life, after all, is not just a bed of razor blades. Last week, in his first public appearance since last November, he got warm applause after question-and-answer sessions in private clubs in New York and Chicago, held a jovial press conference in Chicago, and appeared on television with Jack Paar.

Insisting that he would "never again run for any public office," Nixon spoke out as "an individual citizen." Most particularly, he criticized the Kennedy Administration's handling of Cuba, and the failure to provide sufficient air cover over the Bay of...

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