COMMUNISTS: Men with Two Faces

Said Rudolf Slansky, ex-secretary general of the Czechoslovak Communist Party, in a tired, mechanical monotone: "I have committed a great crime against the Czechoslovak people, and I therefore face this trial before the people and the world. I have been an enemy of the Communist Party, and I created a conspiratorial movement to split the party. I also worked similarly within the army right back to the first Czech rising in 1942, when I was active against the interests of the Soviet Union and on behalf of the Benes regime. I am...

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