COMMUNISTS: A Matter of Discipline

Little Salvador Dali courts the limelight with fur-lined bathtubs and pianos-in-the-snow. Gigantic Diego Rivera makes headlines with keenly timed, violent, possibly sincere political outbursts. Recently he asked to be reinstated in the Communist Party, from which he had been expelled in 1929 for a breach of discipline; last week, his application still pending, Rivera blew his black-thatched top.

In his modernistic, pink-&-white San Angel studio outside Mexico City, the famed painter announced that in event of a war between Mexico and the Soviet Union he and his "fellow Communists" would fight against their own country. They would not be traitors, he...

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