RUSSIA: Arms & Art

Delay by the Supreme Soviet in ratifying the communazi deal was first interpreted as springing from some hidden motive in J. Stalin's hairy and devious bosom. A few wishful thinkers even called this delay "the double-doublecross." Inaction by the Red Army except on the Asian front, where it now would have both hands free against Japan, was twisted around into an aspect of the deal actually helpful to the Democracies.

But last week, on the last day of August and of peace in Europe, all such hopes...

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