COMMUNISTS: Never Again?

On the 74th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Stalin, Novelist Howard Fast was awarded the Stalin Peace Prize (value: about $25,000 taxfree) for 1953—"the highest honor," he called it, "that can be conferred on any person in these times." New York City-born Author Fast, 41 (Citizen Tom Paine, Freedom Road), commended himself to the Kremlin by his judgments on the Communist Party ("No nobler, no finer product of man's existence") and the mid-century U.S. ("Only one virtue remains—betrayal—and the only measure of human worth is the measure of a pimp"). Beyond...

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