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Friday, September 29, 2006

September 29, 1960: Khrushchev Interrupts British UN Address, Kennedy Derides Nixon Experience, Eisenhower Campaigns for Nixon, Mao's Hard Line

British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan appealed to the Soviet Union to restore the atmosphere of cooperation that had preceded the May summit meeting in Paris that was scuttled after a U.S. U-2 spy plane was shot down over Soviet territory. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev interrupted Macmillan's United Nations address with shouted protests. An editorial in tomorrow's New York Times will say of the Soviet leader that "he raised the clenched Communist fist, led his Communist followers in pounding the Assembly tables, and hurled interruptions at the British Prime Minister, including the warning not to commit 'aggression.'"

The confrontation contrasts sharply with reports that Macmillan and Khrushchev held a "calm" exchange for more than two hours to discuss arms and Berlin, agreeing to meet again next week.

Senator John F. Kennedy struck at the heart of his opponent's self-described credentials for the presidency today. Kennedy said that Vice President Richard Nixon's much-touted experience abroad was less than it appeared. Kennedy also criticized President Eisenhower's handling for foreign policy.

But Nixon won support for his policy experience from Eisenhower toady. The president, speaking in Chicago, said Nixon and Lodge would assure "sound government" at home and continue his policies abroad. Nixon, meanwhile, was campaigning in the heart of Kennedy territory. The vice president used his Boston appearance to launch a sharp attack on Kennedy.

Mao Tse-tung, chairman of the Chinese Communist party, has a new book coming out. The volume lays down a hard ideological line. The timing of the book's release was seen as an attack on Khrushchev.

U.S. women and children should leave Cuba, the U.S. advised today. The advisory said U.S. citizens in Cuba should send their dependents home.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

if any one who was born then or befor then can you plaese help me to understssnd why thry were great times and why some would disagree
i am a stu8dent doing courese work so i need help please

6:26 AM  

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