THE NATIONS: Dei Gratia

In Rome spinsterish Kingsley Martin, Unitarian minister and editor of Britain's leftish New Statesman and Nation, talked about world Communism with a Catholic dignitary who saw a silver lining. Martin quoted the churchman: "If the leaders of Soviet Russia had been clever enough to respect individual rights and religious liberty in the countries they had occupied, Russia would today be by much the greatest power in the world. Perhaps we must thank le ban Dieu"—and he made a prayerful sign—"that He has not made them so intelligent."

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