Letters, Apr. 2, 1951

"The Russian Empire"


Those of us who served in Psychological Warfare in the last war soon learned the value of giving a dog a bad name (or a good one).

The Russians use this method in their unceasing campaign. They call their type of government a People's Democracy and a Soviet Republic. They call us imperialists.

We only serve their cause by adopting and repeating the name they have selected for their own expansionist empire. They call it the "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics," or "U.S.S.R." for short. This implies that it is a...

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