The Nation: Scoop Jackson: Meanwhile, Back in Peking . . .

The Kremlin banquet was over, the plates removed, and in the spirit of good fellowship, Soviet Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev rose to toast President Nixon. Then the Soviet leader launched a few intercontinental missives at the critics of détente. "Our American guests," he declared, "know better than we about those who oppose international détente, who favor whipping up the arms race and returning to the methods and procedures of the cold war." Everyone at the table knew whom Brezhnev was aiming at: Washington Senator Henry ("Scoop") Jackson, 62, the blunt, stubborn, increasingly...

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