COLD WAR: Measure for Measure

Events in Europe were on the move last week, not in the oscillatory way that made up-and-down crisis headlines, but with a slow-steady movement that left things not as they were. To those who watched only the headlines, Khrushchev lowered his pistol, but did not put it away. To those who kept their eyes only on the official documents that passed back and forth between capitals, there was no change at all in Russia's basic, unacceptable terms; there was only a new hint, reversing Khrushchev's previous stand, at a willingness to hold...

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