Eastern Europe: Riding High

EASTERN EUROPE

A recent cartoon in the Rumanian Communist Party newspaper Scinteia pictured a chubby bon vivant in a homburg slouched in the back seat of a limousine driven by his uniformed chauffeur. The paper's lampoon was propaganda, all right, but this time it was not aimed at the usual effigy of a capitalist boss. Its target was the Communist Party's own fat cats. In Rumania, as in the rest of Eastern Europe these days, the party is working hard to eradicate one of the biggest and most abused privileges perpetuated by Communism's...