World: Stalinism Resurgent

A) a leading member of Australia's Communist Party, Novelist Frank Hardy returned from his first trip to Russia in 1951 with a panegyric of Stalin and all his works. Hardy went back to the Soviet Union after the Czechoslovak crisis to report for the London Sunday Times on the country's postinvasion mood. This time, no longer an admirer of the late Soviet dictator, he returned with a chilling account of a resurgence of Stalinism. Wrote Hardy last week: "The old methods of administrative pressure, blanket censorship and even naked terror are on their way back."

Shortly after Hardy arrived in Moscow, Poet...

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