Whatever his chief target may have been, Generalissimo Joseph Stalin's peace talk, like a swivel-mounted machine gun, raked world affairs from a variety of interesting angles last week. The talk consisted of answers to nine apparently prearranged questions by London Sunday Times Russophile Correspondent Alexander Werth.*

Stalin's three chief points: 1) there is no real danger of war; 2) Western capitalism could not encircle Russia, if it tried; 3) Russia and the West can collaborate peacefully under the "Communism in one country" formula.

Some of the things Stalin said were pure eyewash—such as his claim that foreign Communist Parties are not...

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