Communists: The Reluctant Satraps

The word satellite is still the way to describe Eastern Europe's Communist states — but just barely. With ill-concealed pleasure, they are asserting their growing independence from Moscow.

Back from Bucharest, Patrick Gordon Walker, the British Labor Party's for eign affairs expert, says: "In Eastern Europe at the moment, Khrushchev has about six De Gaulles on his hands."

Right now, Rumania is being the most "Gaullist" in its efforts to set a na tional course of its own. After signing a trade agreement with the U.S., Bucharest sent representatives to Geneva last week, inquiring about the possibility of membership not only...

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