RUSSIA: Groping Between

The evident confusion in recent Soviet policymaking (TIME, May 5) got a pat explanation by the Polish Communists, who professed to see a power struggle between Politburocrat Mikhail Suslov, identified as an old-fashioned Stalinist ideologist, and that beaming old pragmatist, Nikita Khrushchev. The New York Times, playing the Polish thesis hard, even reported—but without offering supporting evidence—that Mao Tse-tung had sided against Khrushchev. But highest-level foreign policymakers in Washington, after weighing all the available but fragmentary reports, have now come to the conclusion that what is going on is not a struggle between individuals fighting to impose a hard...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!