HUNGARY: Communist Confessional

Rarely in the Communist world, where scuffles are generally muffled, has there been such an open, knock-down fight as in Hungary last week. It began 15 months ago when Hungary's Communist bosses admitted that they had overplanned, overcentralized and overcontrolled Hungary into chaos. They had blindly produced a big iron and steel industry but few consumer goods; they had made a statistical success of forced collectivization but the result was a fall in production and a shortage of food. The traditional granary of central Europe was on short rations and forced to...

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