INDIA: Ghosh

India's is "the stupidest of the world's Communist parties," Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru once remarked. Last week India's Communist Party did its bumbling best to say yes, boss.

Forced to change their criticism of Nehru in the light of Moscow's new adulation of him, India's Communist leaders issued 12,000 words of Party Boss Ajoy Ghosh's knotted dialectic. In it, Ghosh beat his breast for having called Nehru a tool of "landlords and monopoly capitalists," praised Nehru's foreign policy and hailed him as a prime mover of "Asian solidarity and closer relations with...

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