World: A Hard Day's Night

How did it really happen?

Pieced together from reports in the non-Russian Communist press and triangulated by a few facts gleaned by Westerners in Moscow, the story of Nikita Khrushchev's fall is still far from complete. Contradictions abound, and the motivation of persons leaking details is obviously suspect. But the account, as it stands so far, of that hard day's night in which Nikita met his undoing rings true in terms of his familiar personality. He evidently went down as he came up-swinging.

Bare Majority. Two weeks ago, as Khrushchev relaxed in the fall sun...

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