Communists: Dragging Heels

When Joseph Stalin was running things, the Kremlin had only to bark a command and heels clicked throughout the Communist world. Now the heels are more likely to drag. Nowhere was the fraying discipline of once-monolithic world Communism more clearly illustrated last week than in a Pravda editorial that all Communists had been awaiting for months.

After nearly a year of intensive interparty bickering, Nikita Khrushchev finally ordered into motion the machinery that he hopes will rally assistance to his side in Moscow's ideological quarrel with Red China. He invited 25 Red...

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