The Nation: Why Nixon Is Relatively Good

Few Westerners are as familiar with China and its leaders as Author Edgar Snow (Red Star Over China). As a journalist, he has traveled in China since the 1930s and has had unequaled access to the thinking and policy shifts within the Chinese government, and his personal knowledge of Mao Tse-tung and Chou En-lai dates from the rise of the Communist movement on the mainland. The first public indication of Mao's willingness to meet with President Nixon was contained in Snow's report in LIFE Magazine on his most recent visit to Peking last winter. In the current LIFE, Snow describes the...

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