Foreign News: Mission Accomplished?

"Jaw, jaw is better than war, war," Sir Winston Churchill once said. This maxim last week guided one of his successors in office, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, as well as the crowd that welcomed Macmillan home from his unsuccessful mission to Moscow.

The British had at first been hurt, angered and resentful at Khrushchev's "toothache snub" of Macmillan, and at the brutal cold-war speech Khrushchev delivered in Macmillan's temporary absence from Moscow (TIME, March 9). Learning of the world's displeasure at his remarks. Khrushchev had jauntily waved them aside as "only an electioneering speech."* In the final days of Macmillan's visit,...

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