COMMUNISTS: The Wishful Haters

The ideological row between Moscow and Peking grew shriller last week than any dispute ever overheard between states claiming to live in Marxist unity and solidarity. The comrades were not arguing about trivialities: the Chinese want Communism fast and by brute force; the Russians, having built up their industrial and armed might, want to proceed a bit cautiously.

Clearly Mao Tse-tung was challenging Nikita Khrushchev as the ideological leader of the Communist world. The downing of the U.S. spy plane and the Paris summit fiasco have filled Chinese newspapers with cocky cries of "I told you so" and open...

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