The Press: The Devil's Due

The visitor from Russia was uninvited, unwanted and unwelcome. But for all that, Nikita Khrushchev's presence at the United Nations General Assembly was by any standard Page One news. And with considerable soul-searching, some irresolution and plenty of open hostility, the U.S. press set itself to the responsibilities of giving the devil his due.

To many newspapers and columnists, the devil's due was the back of their hand. You are a godless man, an atheist," wrote Pierre J. Huss of the Hearst Headline Service. "In coming here as a U.N. delegate, your intentions are all bad. You can leave any time, and...

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