FINLAND: 1949

WAR IS PEACE

FREEDOM IS SLAVERY

IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

Those were the terrifying slogans of the all-powerful, all-seeing Party in George Orwell's grim, grey totalitarian world of Nineteen-Eighty-Four (TIME, June 20). But the news often brings evidence that Orwell is less a satirist-prophet than a chronicler of the present. In Finland last week, on the tenth anniversary of the country's invasion by Soviet Russia, the Communist Party spoke through Professor Vladimir Kemenov, a visiting. Russian "cultural" delegate. Said Kemenov in Helsinki's Communist Työkansan Sanomat:

"Allow me to express my astonishment at seeing in theaters and other places marble tablets and bronze plates immortalizing...

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