PROPAGANDA: Fission Wishin'

If wishes were horses, beggars wad ride, And a' the warld be drowned with pride.

Last month, Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky emphatically told the world that the peace-loving Soviet was using atomic energy for peaceful purposes "right now" (TIME, Nov. 21). Said he at Lake Success: "We are razing mountains; we are irrigating deserts." But in reporting his speech, Pravda made a significant switch: it quoted Vishinsky as saying only that Russia's atomic energists wanted to raze mountains.

Asked by U.S. newsmen at U.N. last week what he thought of Pravda's editing, Vishinsky merely snapped: "The topic is exhausted." But...

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