Religion: The Red Book

A likely international bestseller, just published by Catholic Action in Rome, is a careful analysis of Communist tactics and techniques in its war against Roman Catholicism. Red Book, a 378-page volume by Albert Gaiters, a Swiss, ticks off the Red record of persecution country by country in documented detail. But most interesting to the general reader is the overall survey of the subject, presented in the first chapter.

"If the church's strength consisted only of its external organization," writes Gaiters, "one would be compelled to say that the Communist regimes had been successful against her because, as things are today, there no...

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