To the Communists, education is a branch of politics. This month's Budapest Köznevelés (Public Education), outlining an elementary-school curriculum by the Hungarian Education Ministry, runs true to doctrine:
First Grade: lectures on Stalin's militant life. Poems and songs about Stalin learned by heart. Pupils to be shown pictures from various stages of the Soviet Generalissimo's career.
Second Grade: "Stalin, the best disciple of Lenin." Soviet military campaigns in World War II. The liberation of Hungary by the Red army. How Russia aided Hungary's postwar reconstruction.
Fifth Grade: comparison of current Hungarian Five-Year Plan with the Soviet plan. Machinations of the Standard Oil Co.'s...