Foreign News: The Lords & the Light

"Such light," Laborite Lord Pakenham† told Britain's House of Lords last month during a debate on atomic energy, "as has been thrown on dark places has shown them to be even darker than was supposed." The benighted areas referred to were the minds of Russians.

Last week the darkness proved deeper than even the Russians supposed. High-ranking officers in the Red army were reported to be neglecting their Marx and Lenin, and the official army paper Red Star felt obliged to issue a warning. "Soviet generals," it announced, "who fail to pursue such studies will lose out in assignments to responsible military...

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