Foreign News: The Guerrilla War

In spite of the scandals kicked up by Atomic Scientists Alan Nunn May and Bruno Pontecorvo, and by Diplomats Donald MacLean and Guy Burgess, most Britons still find it hard to take their home-grown Communists seriously. Party membership is down to fewer than 30,000 and falling; the Communists lost their only two Members of Parliament in the general elections of 1950. One reason for this state of affairs is that the Communists themselves have shifted from electioneering to getting a hold on industry. Last week Britain was learning what Communists could do when...

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