RUSSIA: Childish Joy

Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev is as guilty of the crimes of Stalinism as the men he has unseated; on the record, he is no "liberal" Communist, but a man who has stolen Malenkov's "liberal" program and then indicted Malenkov as a reactionary. But the odd thing about Khrushchev, in a land where no man has a free vote, is that he is a man busily running for office.

Intrigue put Khrushchev into power, but he acts as if popularity will keep him there. No more beguiling or wilier demagogue has come down the pike...

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