Bulgaria: The Life of a Lap Dog

If fawning fidelity still counts for anything among Communists, Bulgaria must be Nikita Khrushchev's favorite satellite. Even East Germany, which usually can toady just as well as Bulgaria, has caused Khrushchev some embarrassment with its insistence on the ugly Berlin Wall. Yet this month, when Bulgaria celebrated the 20th anniversary of Communist rule, Nikita did not bother to attend. Last week East Germany's Walter Ulbricht was in Bulgaria commiserating with Premier Todor Zhivkov, 53, who certainly deserved better than a cold Khrushchevian snub.

But there are other compensations in the life of...

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