THE COLD WAR: Facing the Facts

The rulers of Russia have begun at last to tell the Russian people the sobering facts of the thermonuclear age. Said Premier Georgy Malenkov last week in a major address from Moscow: "A third World War would mean the destruction of world civilization." To the Russians this was news. For years, they have been told by their leaders, in the style set by Joseph Stalin and Georgy Malenkov himself, that a new war would destroy the capitalist system, not the Communist world. They have been kept in ignorance of the horrors and the dangers of atomic warfare.

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