Foreign News: We Are In No Hurry

There would have been no threat to peace in Europe this year if Nikita Khrushchev had not abruptly and without warning proclaimed last Nov. 27 that he wanted the Western Allies to get out of Berlin within six months. Since then, in a stupefying whirl of fighting words and friendly asides, he has raised and lowered the cold war temperature at will. How much this constant shifting of attitudes was deliberate, how much impulsive, perhaps not even Khrushchev himself knew, or knows. But no one could deny his skill at getting the most out of manner without giving way on matter.

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