COMMUNISTS: The Lady & the Commissar

What the free world knows of the nightmarish operation of the Russian police state has been mainly divulged by people who fled the regime because they hated it. U.S.-born Anna Louise Strong, 63, apparently still loves and admires the Soviet system, although she was roughly tossed out for "spying" (TIME, Feb. 28). The New York Herald Tribune (with 20 other U.S. newspapers) this week published Anna Louise's own story of her arrest.

Said the Trib, in its introductory note: "It is damning because it is authentic; and it is authentic because its author...

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