National Affairs: COLD WAR: WHAT NEXT?

As a direct result of the Nixon party's tour of the Soviet Union and Poland, some new assumptions are bound to be cranked into high-level U.S. policy decisions. Among the assumptions, as pieced together by TIME'S White House Correspondent Charles Mohr, who traveled with the Nixon party:

¶ Nikita Khrushchev is a doctrinaire Communist—a true believer; whatever he sees in the U.S., he will see through Communist glasses that will magnify and/or distort according to Communist gospel; it is therefore not realistic to think that his U.S. tour will change any of his basic ideas about the evils of capitalist society.

¶Khrushchev is...

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