Invitation to the Dance

Having bought ample space in two such solidly capitalistic papers as the N.Y. Herald Tribune and the N.Y. Times, 326 citizens of more or less good will invited the nation to follow the newest Communist party line. The occasion: the tenth anniversary of Georgi Dimitrov's epic Reichstag trial. The citizens: a spicy mixture of Earl Browder, Arturo Toscanini, Lillian Hellman. The party line: a united front of "progressives, liberals and democrats" behind Georgi Dimitrov. (Most newspaper readers asked themselves blankly: "Now who the hell is he?")

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