The Press: Had We but Listened

"We were wrong, terribly wrong." With those words, Manhattan's Daily Worker reached a bawling climax last week in its editorial breast-beating prompted by the deflation of Stalin. Commenting on the State Department's release of a text of Nikita Khrushchev's bitter charges against the dictator, the Worker abjectly apologized for its "blind and uncritical attitude" during Stalin's regime and for its "stupid and arrogant condemnation of those who told the truth about the violations of justice in the Soviet Union."

With its remorse, the Worker even dared to mingle some criticism of the new...

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