HUNGARY: Puppet Play

HUNGARY Puppet Play Premier Janos Kadar went off to Moscow so that his puppet regime could be rehearsed in a new Hungarian dance routine: soft lights to hide the scars, schmalzy music to lull the world's suspicions. At the little marionette's elbow in Moscow were such big-time choreographers as Khrushchev, Premier Bulganin, First Deputy Premier Mikoyan, Foreign Minister Shepilov, and Red China's Chou Enlai. Before the act could be tried out, there were rude noises from the audience back in Budapest.

Budapest workers, quiescent for the past few weeks, staged a series...

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