HUNGARY: Too Much Medicine

The familiar farce of a totalitarian election—totally rigged, that is—moved toward its familiar climax last week in Hungary. The Social Democrats, the Smallholders and the National Peasants had been tamed and absorbed into the Communist-dominated Government "coalition." Of real anti-Communist opposition there was almost none.

Dezso Sulyok's Freedom Party was out of action. Sulyok had been "advised" to get out of the country until election day was over. Bald, moon-faced Sulyok complied.

That left Zoltan Pfeiffer, a lawyer evicted from the Smallholders, as the only anti-Communist politician of consequence in Hungary, and the Red goon squads went enthusiastically to work on...

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