Communists: The Place Is Berlin, The Problem Is Peking

Anticipating President Kennedy's tumultuous West Berlin reception, Nikita Khrushchev hastily arranged a trip of his own. He decided to go to East Berlin, ostensibly to celebrate the 70th birthday of East Germany's spade-bearded Communist Boss Walter Ulbricht. Just 48 hours after Kennedy, on the west side of the Wall, had cried, "I am a Berliner," Khrushchev arrived on the east side, bent on showing that he was a Berliner too.

But the thin welcoming crowd was not exactly eager to make him an honorary citizen. Minutes before Khrushchev's turboprop landed at Schonefeld...

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