Commentator HENRY FAIRLIE in the London SPECTATOR:

THE fantastic dinner given by the Labor Party to Bulganin and Khrushchev will surely prove to be one of the most crucial meetings since the war. The visit has been primarily important for the light it has thrown on Mr. Khrushchev's character; and the light shone most clearly during Monday's dinner. What has proved to be sinister is the nature of his frequent outbursts—the occasions when he turns savagely and indiscriminately on all about him.

Khrushchev was not drunk. Nor was there anything ebullient or exuberantly extrovert about his outbursts. His fury carried the...

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