THE CAMPAIGN: Little Cold War

For seven weeks Jack Kennedy and Dick Nixon have been riding the same campaign issue—foreign policy—in different directions. Kennedy's main argument in his campaign has been to attack the Republicans for U.S. weaknesses and declining prestige abroad; Nixon has scorned the charge that the U.S. is second best and holds that the nation needs a strong and knowledgeable leader who can deal with Nikita Khrushchev (e.g., Dick Nixon) in the perilous years ahead. With the approach of Baltika to U.S. shores, it became more and more apparent that Khrushchev himself would become...

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