Foreign News: Last Words

The story of the greatest political betrayal of recent times promised to become an international bestseller last week (in all but Communist countries, where it was barely mentioned, and then only in a denunciatory way). A prepublication print order of 50,000 copies at $2 was already selling fast.

Although the 150,000-word report was primarily concerned with Soviet military intervention in Hungary, under the terms of the committee's appointment last January, it was a lucid, balanced, but devastating exposition of every phase of the Hungarian Revolution arid its origins.

The five authors of the report came from widely separated parts of the world and...

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