"Democracy," said Lenin, "is sometimes
useful. But production is always useful." The Kremlin has kept that
relative emphasis. Last week it issued a production report for the
first twelve months of the new Five-year Plan. The gist:
1) Soviet industry did fairly well in 1946;
2) consumers did poorly; 3) agriculture, largely because of droughts,
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