RUSSIA: No. 1 Germ Spreader

In the spring of 1919, Albert Cohen, onetime clerk, was a man of power. Under the name of Béla Kun, squat and bristling Clerk Cohen was the Communist dictator of Hungary. After four months he was overthrown by Admiral Nicholas Horthy, present Hungarian strong man, finally ended up in Moscow, became a Soviet citizen. Since then, he has built up a reputation as the world's "No. 1 Communist Germ Spreader." He has been accused of fomenting Red intrigues in Hungary, organizing the extreme left wing of Loyalist support in Spain, encouraging the growth...

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