A Communist Fable
IN Communist countries, home truths are best disguised as fiction. The following remarkable fable, written by Czech Author Jiri Marek, appeared recently in the Prague Communist weekly Literarni Noviny.
IN the kingdom ruled by King Lion much has recently been said about opening the door for criticism. This is disconcertingnot for those who criticize (they for the most part are irresponsible creatures), but for the responsible officials. Open the doorwhy not? But who will have the strength to slam it when the time comes?
For this reason King Lion thought deeply and (with due regard to what is possible) gave an...