People, Apr. 4, 1960

The high priest and priestess of French existentialism, Authors Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone (Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter) de Beauvoir, once great and good friends but now only good fellow travelers, stopped over briefly in New York City after a visit to Cuba. Simone seemed entranced: "We found a real democracy in Cuba. It is something really wonderful. Castro is a genius. He is my idol!" Had she seen any Reds lurking about? "I found no Communist influence in Cuba." Sartre tempered his enthusiasm: "I am totally in agreement with what is going...

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