THE NATION: Long Beat to Windward

He gave candy to kids, visited supermarkets, talked about getting some da, da, da—yes, yes, yes—into U.S.-Soviet relations. For his apparent good-fellowship, he won applause on the luncheon circuit, handshakes from bankers and industrialists, cheers from many a columnist who should have known better. But when the U.S.S.R.'s First Deputy Premier Anastas Mikoyan got down to business in closed-door meetings with President Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles last week, he did not budge by so much as a santimetr from familiar Kremlin positions.

Mikoyan had no answer for U.S. editorialists and pundits, who continually clamor at the U.S. State...

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