HUNGARY: Let Big Brother Watch

"It has been brought to our attention that pictures of Stalin have not been displayed in all hospital sick rooms," intoned the Communist Party Central Committee in Budapest last week. "Contact of the soul [with Stalin] is exceptionally important in hospitals. In the operating room, in particular, Stalin's portrait should be mounted in such a position that the patient on the operating table looks straight into Stalin's eyes. The patient should know that Stalin always guards over him."


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!