International: The Face on the Courtroom Wall

The stage seemed set for another Communist show trial. In the dock sat the accused, ready to plead guilty and to confess. On the courtroom wall, over the grey head of the comrade president of the tribunal, hung the Red star emblem with hammer & sickle, and under the flag was the portrait of the all-powerful leader. But the face of the leader seemed to have changed: it was not the slyly benign mask of Joseph Stalin; it was the square, rather brutal face of Josip Broz Tito.

Only last September, Stalin's faithful satellite Hungarians...

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