REFLECTIONS: Ping-Pong Imperialists

"I am overjoyed that our glorious Magyar players have conquered the American reactionary agents and jumping jacks of dollar imperialism who fill those of us of the Hungarian People's Republic with disgust," Hungarian Radio Commentator Gyoergy Szepesi prattled into the microphone. The only ringside commentator at the world-champion table tennis tournament in Stockholm, ardent, 25-year-old Communist Szepesi was not going to pass up his chance to get in a plug for the new order.

The broadcast boomeranged back to Swedish Radio Chief Henrik Hahr. Hahr cautioned Szepesi that "sport is one thing...

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