HUNGARY: Taming a Tiger

Hungary's puppet Premier Janos Kadar, whose own fingernails were once pulled out by Communist torturers, last week proclaimed his intention of crushing the Hungarian revolution. "A tiger cannot be tamed by bait," he said. "It can be tamed and forced to peace only by beating it to death."

But the tiger that was the Hungarian revolution refused to be killed. Defiantly, Delegate Sandor Eckmann of the Budapest Central Workers' Council told Kadar to his face: "The real power in Hungary today, apart from the armed forces, is in the hands of the workers' councils. They have the masses at their...

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