COLD WAR: The Trippers

While talking thaw, the face that Russia presented to the world last week was that of granitic Marshal Rodion Malinovsky brushing off U.S. military capabilities with the scornful jest: "Gentlemen, your arms are too short." The image presented by the free world was that of John Foster Dulles flying from capital to European capital to reconcile overpublicized differences in coping with the Soviet threat to West Berlin.

The Western position was far more coherent and cohesive than it appeared in the writings of the free world's journalistic pundits. The U.S., Britain. France...

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