A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 3, 1958

THE word "drunk," proclaimed the Moscow radio last week, opening a temperance campaign decreed by Nikita Khrushchev, is "incompatible with the notion of 'Soviet man.' " Another word that seemed to be incompatible with Soviet man was Nobel. For winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, Boris Pasternak edged further into the Communist doghouse. A third word bothering the Russians was stilyagi, which means a zoot-suiter who wears narrow trousers, likes rock 'n' roll and hates work. For a report on Russia's three bothersome little words, see FOREIGN NEWS.

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