Foreign News: The Big Congress

In March 1939, Joseph Stalin said to the rapt delegates to the 18th Congress of the Russian All Union Communist Party (of Bolsheviks): "It is now a question of a new redivision of the world, of spheres of influence and colonies, by military action." Five months later, Stalin concluded his infamous alliance with Adolf Hitler. One week after that, "military action" began.

Last week, Joseph Stalin summoned the 19th Congress of the Russian Communist Party to meet in Moscow Oct. 5. In the 13½ years since the last Congress and Stalin's prophetic remark, the...

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