THE NATION: Toward the Summit

To the U.S. from Moscow, Paris, Bonn and London flew the man hailed in British headlines as "Supermac" and enthusiastically billed, on the way to British elections, as political leader of the free world. With each approaching mile, the blips showed more clearly that Prime Minister Harold Macmillan meant to persuade the U.S. to relax some of its basic cold-war policies. Forewarned by London press leaks and by its own intelligence from Western Europe, the U.S. was partly forearmed; soon after Macmillan landed he was deliberately whisked away from the pressures and...

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