THE COLD WAR: Calculated Thrust

(See Cover) Q. Sir, what did you think of Mr. Khrushchev?

A. Well, he is a dynamic and arresting personality. He is a man that uses every possible debating method available to him. He is capable of great flights [from a] negative, difficult attitude to the most easy, affable, genial type of discussion. —President Eisenhower, last Sept. 28, just after Khrushchev's U.S. visit.

Chunky Nikita Khrushchev took off on one of his "great flights" last week, swooping down to attack the President of the U.S. on a level of invective without precedent...

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