Foreign News: Progress by Paradox

In the old-fashioned opinions of Karl Marx and Nikolai Lenin no dictatorship could count on getting enough votes if the ballot were secret. This fallacy Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini have exploded with secret ballot after secret ballot in 'which they always poll better than 90%. Last week Joseph Stalin decided that it will now be all right for the Soviet Union to have secret ballots too.

As fixed by Lenin, Soviet tradition provides for voting by show of hands in the local Soviets. These elect higher Soviets which vote similarly by show of...

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