International: THE SHORT UNHAPPY LIFE OF THE COMINFORMISTS

From Bucharest last week came another of those grimly familiar communiques out of the Land of Darkness at Noon: "Ana Pauker has been relieved of her functions by the Presidium of the National Assembly." And so another Cominformist bit the dust. Five years ago, 18 Communist big shots gathered somewhere in Poland "to reorganize the general staff of the world revolution." Of these 18, two have been executed, two excommunicated; two have risen higher in favor, at least three, and possibly five, have been purged. Moreover, the leadership of every one of the six principal satellites in the Cominform has been...

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