THE NATIONS: Blue Serge in the Back Room

Since the Truman Doctrine has checked the Communist drive in the stronger half of the world, the Reds last week were busy with the next best thing—digging their trenches in the weaker half of the world they have held since the war's end. Some of the trenches:

In Hungary, the country's Communist boss, Matyas Rakosi, last week crowed that the Government had been seized "before the U.S. could rub its eyes." Another Communist leader, Zoltan Vas, Hungary's economic dictator, said: "I cannot deny that we have a large number of Hungarian Nazis in our party. But I would rather have...

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