Triumph of Kun

When a man sprays himself with the perfume of wood violets and puts on a brilliant cravat he becomes the object of scorn. Such a man is the notorious, fat, spider-like Bela Kun. For 143 days during 1919 he was the atrociously cruel Communist Dictator of Hungary. Today he is mortally hated and feared by the whole Hungarian people and suspected of plotting to overthrow the present reactionary Hungarian Government and the conservative Government of Austria.

Two months ago Bela Kun was arrested in Vienna, Austria (TIME, May 7),...

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