Communists: Nikita & the Other Cheek

As Peking's People's Congress met in secret to hear the latest word on the status of the Sino-Soviet feud, among other topics, Communist China cut loose with one of its most scathing personal attacks to date on Nikita Khrushchev. In simultaneous articles, Red Flag and People's Daily accused him of paralyzing the Russian armed forces, of kowtowing to the capitalists—and of sounding too holy by far. "It is clear," said the Chinese, that "in spite of Khrushchev's Bible-reading and psalm-singing, U.S. imperialists have not become beautiful angels. They have not turned into compassionate Buddhas in spite of his prayers...

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