A Letter From The Publisher: Nov. 15, 1963

So let's not overstep the boundaries of this meeting of ours," said Nikita Khrushchev. "I have my arguments, you have your views. You don't agree with me, but all the more so I don't agree with you. If you start throwing hedgehogs under me, I will throw a couple of porcupines under you." At that point last week, with the Chairman of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics replying to a particularly pointed question put to him by an American capitalist, TIME found itself making as well as reporting news.

The encounter with Chairman...

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