Propaganda, like the famed oboe, is an ill wind that no one blows good. But the world's most oboe-esque propaganda is perpetrated in Russia.

In Moscow, after two months in the U.S., Pravda's Correspondent Boris Izakov last week reported some discoveries. U.S. citizens were cowering in the grip of a reign of terror. "The fate of any American nowadays is in the hands of the notorious Fascist Rankin, and any detective of the FBI." However, he admitted, "There have been no mass executions yet in the U.S.A. . . ."


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