Books: Life Without Russia

GANDHI AND STALIN (183 pp.)—Louis Fischer—Harper ($2.50).

The subtitle of Gandhi and Stalin is Two Signs at the World's Crossroads. Leftish Correspondent Louis Fischer has been at those crossroads once before. That time he took the road marked Stalin. He lived in Russia for 14 years, raised his children there, wrote pro-Stalin pieces for Manhattan's pink Nation that warmed the fellow travelers like letters from home. By 1938, Fischer could no longer stomach the excesses of the Communist dictatorship. When he left Russia, his wife and two sons stayed behind. They later got out with Mrs. Roosevelt's help.

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