Sweden: Sartre's S

Banned in France by Charles de Gaulle and officially ignored by the U.S. Government, which it seeks to indict, the "International War Crimes Tribunal" of British Philosopher Bertrand Russell finally convened in Stockholm last week. In the ultramodern Folkets Hus (People's House) amphitheater, Jean-Paul Sartre, long a Communist crony, called together a sullen séance of left-wing conjurors who had reached their verdict long before the trial started. Had not Russell already said, after all, that the U.S. was clearly guilty of war crimes? Nevertheless, Sartre started off the session—Russell was too frail to come—with some typically existentialist flummery....

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