The Press: Coexistence: the Fashionable Disease

For Western journalists who happened to read it, the snarls they got in the monthly magazine Sovetskaya Pechat (Soviet Press) were hardly a surprise. The author was Aleksei Adzhubei, editor of Izvestia and son-in-law of Nikita Khrushchev. Beware your Western colleagues, said the suspicious editor. They preach the preposterous idea that there can be a peaceful coexistence of ideologies.

Never fear, Aleksei hastened to add, "the inoculation of Communist ideas guards us safely from this fashionable disease." But does it? Aleksei, for one, seemed uncertain. The tongue-lashing he laid out for Soviet journalists was even more biting than he had managed for...

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