COLD WAR: After Mikoyan

From the far corners of the globe this week the elite of the Marxist world converged on Moscow for the 21st Congress of the Communist Party of the U.S.S.R. Red China's Chou En-lai arrived by plane, leaving Mao and the rest of the Chinese leadership behind, obviously preoccupied. In Chou's wake moved lesser lights, ranging from East Germany's Walter Ulbricht down to James Jackson, the U.S. Communist Party's secretary for Southern and Negro affairs.

Mirrored in the watchful faces of the gathering Communist clan was the realization that the 21st Party Congress could...

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