: Conditioned Reflex


In the huge, high-ceilinged Salle Pleyel, Paris' Cartiegie Hall, the thin, chirping syllables swooped and soared from the public-address system like some kind of static. Finally, the record scratched to an end. Some 2,000 delegates to the World Congress of the Partisans of Peace, realizing that the speech was over, applauded madly.

Few, if any, knew what had been said. The speech was in Chinese. It might just as well have been in Urdu. To the delegates it was important only that it had been made by a Communist, China's Kuo Mo-jo.* The...

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