COMMUNISTS: The Dissenting Ally

The Dissenting Alley

In the Communist lexicon, Nikita Khrushchev is clearly the apostle and chief promoter of peaceful coexistence and the calculated thaw. On the 90th anniversary of Lenin's birth last week, when "the Lenin of today" was off vacationing on the Black Sea coast, the official mouthpiece was Finnish-born Presidium Member Otto Kuusinen, 78, the hardbitten old Bolshevik who was one of Lenin's commissars in the revolution's early days. Kuusinen told an audience of some 20,000 at Moscow's Lenin Central Stadium that "war would be insane" with mankind's new destructive weapons. In Europe, the Communist satellites dutifully echo the...

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