A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 11, 1957

ALL last week the world watched once again with bewildered fascination the unfolding of a unique Communist ritual: the demotion and public humiliation of a national hero. Combing through a confused frenzy of speculation and conflicting rumors, TIME correspondents checked intelligence sources, foreign embassies, press and radiomonitors. Adding the bits and pieces submerged in the day-to-day reports and background events obscured in the rush of new developments, they stitched together the classic story of Byzantine intrigue that brought about the downfall of the conqueror of Berlin. See FOREIGN NEWS, How the Deed Was Done.

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