THE NATIONS: Opera Government

The Admiralspalast, on Friedrichstrasse in the Soviet sector of Berlin, is a traditional house of light opera. One night last week there was a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's The Czar's Bride. A few hours earlier, in the afternoon, the Communist lackeys of Russia put on a go-minute political show which might have been entitled The Rape of Berlin.

'With only the flimsiest pretense of democratic procedure, the Communists set up a "people's government" of Berlin. They repudiated the anti-Communist City Assembly, legally elected two years ago, and claimed authority over the whole city,...

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