Communists: Flowers, Swallows & Strangers

The game of "peaceful coexistence" that Nikita Khrushchev has set out to play often keeps him as busy as a one-man army in a two-front war. There is the problem of keeping his own fractious Communist house in order, and at the same time keeping the warm wind of détente blowing toward the West. Last week missives and missionaries were flying in all directions over Nikita's far-flung battle lines.

Do What One May. For months he had been planning to call a conference of Communist parties in order to thresh out the ideological...

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