Nation: THEIR BASES & OURS

KHRUSHCHEV'S offer to remove his missile bases from Cuba if the U.S. would dismantle its missiles in Turkey was a cynical piece of statesmanship. It took shrewd advantage of the frets and feelings expressed by many peace-loving, non-Communist handwringers in the U.S. and other countries. In Philadelphia, for example, Norman Thomas, sometime Socialist Party candidate for President last week paraded outside city hall with a placard proclaiming: NO SOVIET BASE IN CUBA—NO U.S. BASE IN TURKEY.

Superficially plausible slogans equating Soviet missile bases in Cuba and U.S. bases overseas recurred in attacks on the U.S. action—whether the attackers were Russian Communists,

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