Letters, Aug. 17, 1959

Dick & Nick


I wish to congratulate you on your story of "the new diplomacy," as dramatized by Vice President Richard M. Nixon's visit to Moscow [Aug. 3]. Why shouldn't the leaders of the nations meet, rub shoulders, wave fists and argue occasionally in public? Why shouldn't the peoples of the nations meet and discuss, argue and risk an occasional sock in the jaw? Altogether it is good, sharp, educational stuff for both us and the Russians.


Washington, D.C.


It was most unseemly and undignified for the Vice President of the...

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