Cold War: How Nice Must We Be to Nikita?

The U.S. and Britain are often accused, particularly in Bonn, of "running after Khrushchev." For a while last week it looked more as if Khrushchev were running after the West.

The Russian press duly blasted Kennedy's announcement that the U.S. will resume nuclear tests in the atmosphere (see THE NATION), and there were some local harassments in Berlin. But after a secret conference with East Germany's Walter Ulbricht, a Khrushchev communiqué omitted the standard polemics, contained only a mild mention of Berlin and West Germany as topics on the agenda. Meanwhile, Khrushchev kept...

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