International: Festival of Youth

To Prague journeyed 30,000 young people of all nations for a "World Festival of Democratic Youth." They had come to "play and work and learn together." They put on dramas, danced folk dances before bonfires. But they were a singularly youth-less lot, for they had a serious task in Prague—the revival (in disguise) of the Young Communist International.

Communism & the Bobby-Soxers. The youth of the world, for which the 30,000 claimed to speak, had suffered deeply. The war had twisted many lives into bizarre shapes of precocious tragedy. For children's toys war had brought Tommy guns, for adolescent fancies bitter...

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