HUNGARY: Human Frailty

At a secret session of the Cominform in Sofia last month, Communist leaders spent an entire day discussing Josef Cardinal Mindszenty, 56, Prince Primate of Hungary. The decision to arrest him had already been made; it remained to concoct just the right charges.

A charge of black-market currency speculation would anger anyone living in black-market-ridden countries behind the Iron Curtain. Sabotage of Hungarian land reform? That should go down well with the British socialists, who approve of land reform. Conspiracy with the Habsburgs? That was a brilliant idea; it would arouse the...

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