Books: The System

THE COMMUNIST PARTY APPARATUS by Abdurakhman Avtorkhanov. 422 pages. Regnery. $10.

In 1961, the author of this book read an article in Kommunist, an official Communist Party periodical published in Moscow, deploring the fact that the party structure had never been thoroughly analyzed in print. Then and there, Abdurakhman Avtorkhanov decided to correct the oversight. The result will not reap any literary honors, for it is heavy-footed. And, as Avtorkhanov himself admits, the book will not win the Lenin Peace Prize either. Em bedded in its dense pages is the conviction that the free world can never get along with Communist Russia.


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