Foreign News: Happy Gorky


If critical, sarcastic, Boob-Baiter Henry Louis Mencken should abandon the American Mercury and edit a Happiness Monthly and Rotarian Booster, it would not arouse greater surprise than the announcement from Moscow last week that a new Soviet magazine. Our Achievements, has been started under the editorship of Maxim Gorky.

Gorky, world-famed as a beetle-browed dramatist, storyteller, vagabond, and apostle of gloom (The Lower Depths), has decided that the mass of Russian journalism, directly under Soviet control though it is, is far too self-critical. Our Achievements will paint only the bright side of...

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