THE NATIONS: Comrades or Competitors?

Russia's Joseph Stalin and China's Mao Tse-tung are comrades in arms, diplomacy and aggression in the Far East. Are they also competitors under the skin?

Last week this perennially intriguing question, full of imponderables for both Communism and the free world, was bobbing about in the news.

"A Wide Split." A New York Times dispatch from Tokyo reported "a wide split in the higher councils of international Communism, with Chinese and Russians vying for control of Korea." The news came mostly from a "U.N. mission in Korea" (not otherwise identified) which had studied the information culled from "high-ranking" Communist P.W.s.

The "split"...

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