AS THEY SEE US: The Repulsive Faces

¶The purpose of sports in the U.S., said Radio Moscow, is to put the public in a fine frenzy for World War III. "Let the people become used to seeing death—after this training it will be easier to send them to the shambles!" cried Moscow's voice. At the University of Michigan, said Moscow, "football players are often carried from the field straight to the cemetery." (Next day the Voice of America offered, in 25 languages, to buy a season ticket for any accredited Soviet correspondent who would like to see Michigan play).

¶ Soviet broadcasts quoted the army newspaper Red...

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