International: Smear Technique

Craignez honte—Fear disgrace—is the motto of Britain's Cavendish-Bentinck family. It does not mean "Fear accusations." Poland's Communists, abetted by their comrades in London, used the technique of the personal smear campaign against British Ambassador Victor Cavendish-Bentinck, who faced it coolly. Then Polish Government officials simply refused to see Cavendish-Bentinck. Last week, his usefulness in Warsaw ended, he announced that he had been transferred to another post. London sources said it was a better one.

Cavendish-Bentinck's Polish experience had been bitter. To find out what was going on, he had driven around Poland, visited old friends, including some aristocrats he had known since...

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