Anna Louise Strong, Nebraska-born eulogist of the Soviet Union who has spent most of her adult life in Russia, reported to the Nation from Moscow:
"Soviet leaders feel that ... the slightest rift between the world democratic forces is for them today a tragic thing. . . .
"I asked [a Moscow editor]: Would the Soviet Union and the Red Army support the extension of the American form of capitalist democracy in Europe for a long period?
"He nodded. 'If this is the form the people in Europe choose, then Europe would be better than...