INTERNATIONAL: Uncle Joe, Where Is You?

Stalin's bombshell announcement that the U.S.S.R. would exchange representatives with Badoglio's Government caused a lot of teeth-gnashing and fingernail-chewing. It vexed the U.S. State Department, puzzled the British and alarmed Communists. Secretary of State Cordell Hull announced coldly that the U.S. would not follow its ally's lead and "recognize" the Badoglio Government. Communists throughout the world bowed their Red heads and took it like party members. Naples' Communist Paolo Tedeschi declared: "Perhaps the recognition embarrassed us somewhat. . . but it will neither lessen our sympathy . . . for Russian Communism nor . . . our determination to work...

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