COMMUNISTS: Naming Names

In the flood of words that poured out of Moscow last week, there were only two sentences that gave any hint of the Russian public's reaction to the news that Politburocrats Zhdanov and Shcherbakov had been murdered by nine top Soviet physicians. "The charges," said an A.P. dispatch, "sent thousands to the newspaper stands to obtain more details. The story was being discussed everywhere."

The Muscovites got no new details from their newspapers, but every device of propaganda was used to make certain that they discussed the alleged murders in their fullest implication. Pravda and Izvestia brought up the death...

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