Whenever men recall the 15th General Assembly of the United Nations in years to come, the image before their mind's eye would be that of Nikita Khrushchev, grinning like a delinquent adolescent as he pounded his desk and shouted. By his own doing, Khrushchev last week engraved himself upon the world's memory as a man indifferent to or contemptuous of civilized restraint and parliamentary procedures, a dictator deluded by the conviction that his vast power frees him from the obligation to show a decent respect for the opinions of mankind.

Khrushchev seemed...

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