EUROPE: The Opposition

The biggest political news in Europe was the rise of a new Opposition. It was the Opposition to Communism and to the occupying Red armies, and it was rising in the countries where any opposition was a miracle. The might of the Red armies, the vigor and vigilance of the Communist parties had not been enough to prevent this phenomenon in Hungary, Austria, Rumania, Bulgaria, Poland, Yugoslavia.

There were signs that the Russians themselves, usually astute in such matters, had recognized the existence of a genuine, popular Opposition and were adjusting themselves to...