Communists: Advice from the Host

Winding up his 15-day state visit to Yugoslavia last week, Nikita Khrushchev found himself playing an unusual role—that of listener. Evidently he hoped to offset the Russian split with Red China by getting closer to Tito, with whom relations ever since 1955 have alternated between fairly warm and fairly chilly. Khrushchev not only swallowed Tito's determination to maintain his status as a Communist "independent," but in a four-day session at the island retreat of Brioni patiently listened to his host's advice on how to outbid the Chinese in the struggle for the leadership of the Red world.

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