International: Autobiography

To His Honor the Foreign Minister of Hungary, the peasants of Gyor county brought their finest gifts: flour, bread, wine and suckling pigs. They were proud that Laszlo Rajk, the second man to Matyas Rakosi in the Communist Party, should head the election lists in their district. Rajk thanked them with a simple speech, in calm and measured accents.

That was last May. Last week Laszlo Rajk (pronounced Royk) spoke again in calm and measured accents. What he said might have been a complete fabrication—but it made an interesting tale. For five hours, before the Hungarian People's Court which was trying him...

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