World: The Party Line

"The nightclubs of the bourgeois world have nothing in common with development of the intellect. They are, as a rule, steeped in sex, alcohol and gambling."

It is a credo as old as the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. But last week Sovietskaya Kultura, the official publication of the Soviet Ministry of Culture, suddenly came out for a party line. Sadly lacking, says the paper, are nightclubs in the Black Sea resort area. As things are, the only pleasant memories a vacationer takes home are "the temperature of the water and how the magnolias were blooming in the park." What the proletariat needs is...

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