POLAND: The Razor's Edge

From time to time a Stalin purge victim turns up quietly in Moscow, but last week was the first occasion one was received with bands playing and flags flying. As the train bearing Poland's First Party Secretary Wladyslaw Gomulka pulled into Moscow's Belorussian station, a curious crowd pressed at the barriers for a glimpse of the man Stalin had jailed as a suspected "Titoist" in 1951 and whose recent rehabilitation had caused Stalin's successors much concern. Only a month ago First Party Secretary Khrushchev, flying in to Warsaw, had brushed Gomulka's hand aside, crying: "Traitor! I will show...

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