Foreign News: Red Paradoxes

Berliners were startled, last week, by a sly remark reported to have been let fall by Soviet Ambassador to Germany, Comrade Nicholas Krestinsky.

Remark: Whereas 3,500,000 Germans voted the Communist ticket at the recent German Election (TIME, May 28), the total membership of the Communist Party in Russia is slightly more than 1,000,000.

From this would seemingly follow the logical absurdity that Germany is more Red than Russia, nay most Red among the nations.

Paradox explained: In Germany anyone & everyone who professes Communist doctrines or votes...

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