FOREIGN N EWS,EUROPE: Papa Duclos Spanks Again


Chubby, chipper Jacques Duclos, one-time pastry cook, is Secretary General of the French Communists; he is also a sort of unofficial foster parent for national Communist parties outside of Russia. Last year, in the French Communist organ Les Cahiers du Communisme, he administered a polemical spanking that unseated U.S. Communist Boss Earl Browder. Last week he turned his admonitory attention to Italian Communist Boss Palmiro Togliatti.

Before the French Communist Executive Committee Papa Duclos pitched into Comrade Togliatti for arguing that Trieste must remain "Italian" rather than become Yugoslav, as Comrade Tito insists. Meanwhile, Les Cahiers published an article on Trieste by...

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