INDIA: Friends & Reactionaries

The heat of India's rousing hospitality for the two top leaders of Communism had not yet faded when Prime Minister Nehru stood before a mass meeting in southerly Trichur one day last week and delivered an icy assault. Communism is outmoded, said Nehru: "The brave and great revolutionary Communists have become great reactionaries."

Nehru was playing a favorite game. He was talking only of India's own Communists, against whom he has warred for his eight years as Prime Minister while exchanging warm visits and friendly sentiments with their Communist masters abroad. "What...

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