Foreign News: No Right to Err

Can a Communist paper print an article entitled "Allow Us to Err"? A newspaper in the Ukraine, where the new Soviet purge is at its peak, dared to do so last week. "Absurd," thundered Pravda. "This theory of the right to err really means . . . the right to be free from criticism. . . . Workers' officials who are unable to review their work critically are unable to go forward and are cowards and provincials."

Meanwhile, self-criticism progressed in other fields. In Bolshevik a revealing article showed the statistical deceptions practiced by harassed managers to meet the stiff goals...

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