Letters, Aug. 8, 1960

The Congo


Khrushchev's indignant defense of the Congo mutineer-rapists is thoroughly in line with the well-documented Russian tradition of rape and rapine. I am sure some of your readers must recall the Russian performance in Vienna and Berlin in 1945 when no woman from eight to 80 was safe from those heroic socialistic soldiers of Soviet Russia. No army in modern history committed their bestial crimes against women, with the possible exception of the Japanese in Nanking in the '30s.

I remember that the words "monument to the unknown rapist" were once bitterly...

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