COMMUNISTS: The Simpletons

A favorite Communist morality play casts the Communists themselves as gulls and simpletons: a diabolically clever villain, an "enemy of the people," insinuates himself into the party, dupes the honest comrades, rises higher and higher, and finally is given top responsibilities and honors. All the while he is conniving with other "enemies of the people," internal or external. But at last the crafty wretch is "unmasked," and the honest comrades, roused from their torpid illusions, take their vengeance.

Probably no Communist will ever play the villain's role as sensationally as the late Lavrenty Beria of Moscow. But in Bucharest last...

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