Foreign News: Turned Out

"I am an old man. I am tired. I don't remember anything. Leave me alone." Thus veteran French Communist Andre Marty, 65, answered party charges of undermining Communist unity in France (TIME, Sept. 29). To Marty, professional party roughneck who fought in the 1919 Black Sea mutiny, the Spanish Civil War and ir many a skullbreaking French Communist riot, the party gave one month's time for "auto-criticism." Last week, dissatisfied with his "obstinate refusal . . . to confess ... his serious political deviations," the French Communist Party fired him from its ten-man Politburo.

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