THE NATIONS: Flight of the Dove

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WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH —Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell

Among the most significant phenomena at San Francisco last week was one invisible to the naked eye. It was a slow shower of feathers. The Communists' dove of peace, the bird that walks like a bear, had lost most of its plumage.

Was that the last the world would see of the raddled bird? Far from it. As the Communists well knew, given a quick laundering, a brush, and a few weeks to grow its...

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