The Press: A Russian Digest

There is a short article on the problem of overpopulation ("Is It Real?").

And a lighthearted piece on the follies of human egotism ("The Day I Became a Genius"). The humorous musings of an amateur athlete ("Boxing and Me—the Boxer"). The details on an experimental camera that can shoot film in any light range ("Camera! Action!—What, No Lights?"). And sprinkled throughout are some mild little jokes that carry no sting.

Sound like the Reader's Digest?

Exactly—only the Russian version. The Novosti Press Agency, a nominally nongovernmental news service, decided that the best way to win American readers is to model a new magazine after...

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