Nation: Contest of Wills

The details of President Kennedy's closed-door sessions with Nikita Khrushchev, as they became known last week, made for a dramatic picture of the two most powerful antagonists of the cold war matching wits and wills.

The meetings began and ended with surface expressions of friendliness. When Khrushchev arrived at the U.S. embassy residence in Vienna for the first talk, Kennedy mentioned that he was happy to see the Premier, recalled a session that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (of which Massachusetts' John Kennedy was then a member) had held with Khrushchev during his 1959 U.S. visit. Khrushchev replied that he had long...

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