The Cold War: Response to a Power Play

Power—brute power—is the basic weapon of Communism. When the cold war going gets really tough, the Communists shove aside all their books of theory, all their piously professed concern for mankind. They fall back on force and fear, as they did in beating down the East Berlin riots in 1953 and the Hungarian revolution of 1956 and as they did last week, with the pressure mounting over Berlin. To a world that was surprised as much as it was dismayed (see THE WORLD). Nikita Khrushchev announced that the Soviet Union would resume test ing its nuclear weapons, boasted of...

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