RED CHINA: The Ways of Paradise

Above the harsh noise of Communist China's bold new effort to reduce an entire people to the level of robots (TIME, Oct. 20) came the nightingale song of Radio Peking: "The people's communes are paradises. Manpower and material resources are more than in heaven. Industry and agriculture leap forward together, and one year equals thousands of years in the past."

In Shantung, boasted the New China News Agency, 200,000 common messhalls and 190,000 nurseries have freed 6,700,000 mothers for work in the fields. In Honan 7,000,000 more women are now happily working away on dams or collecting manure. Peking recently predicted...

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