SOCIALISTS: The Tired Businessmen

In the paneled "Room for Chamber Music" in Zurich's Congress House, delegates to the International Socialist Congress crammed a 40-hour week of discordant debating into four days, achieved nothing. A Dutch delegate remarked: "It's like a conference of tired businessmen." Said Leon Dennen, an unofficial American observer: "This is an assembly of frightened men, whose aim is to agree on nothing and postpone everything. They are trying to create a new International behind closed doors, hoping it will escape Stalin's attention."

They did not create their new International, chiefly because the Eastern...

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