Foreign News: WHAT COMMUNIST CONGRESSES HAVE DONE

The past congresses of the Russian Communist Party check off the stages by which an underground gang of amateur conspirators became a world-powerful gang of ruthless professionals.

Conspiracy. Lenin, in a Czarist political prison, dreamed up the First Congress. Out of his cell, the little father of Soviet Russia smuggled a program for a new Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party. Only nine delegates managed to get past the police and mutter hurriedly for three days at Minsk in 1898. They just had time to draft a manifesto before the police caught up with them.

The next four congresses, all convened outside of Russia,...

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