WORLD CRISIS: The Mark of Cain

The 20th century's long parade of horrors, through the villages of the Russian kulaks, into the torture chambers of the Gestapo and the prisons of the Falangists, through the streets of Nanking and Lidice, past the ovens of Buchenwald and the lime pits of Katyn Forest, might have left governments too hardened and peoples too toughened to the news of wholesale brutality and murder. But the hot shiver of fury that circled much of the world last week showed that it has not truly calloused the human heart.

Governments could do little, short of war, to stay Russia's brutal repression...

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