People, Nov. 2, 1959

Of all people, Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury, took up a Christian cudgel in defense of Nikita Khrushchev. Speaking to members of the British Council of Churches (representing many Protestant denominations), the archbishop decried the fact that no eminent Christian group has endorsed Khrushchev's total disarmament proposals at the U.N. (TIME, Sept. 28). Declared His Grace: "No Christian could possibly have put forward a better plan than this. Mr. Khrushchev could not more effectively have read the New Testament!"

Gazing into his crystal ball in Raleigh, N.C., New York's ex-Democratic Governor W....

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