A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 30, 1958

I WANT the world to know there can be no compromise." So ran one of the last messages scribbled by Premier Imre Nagy in the bloody days of November 1956, when Soviet tanks were stamping out the last flames of the Hungarian revolt, and Nagy himself was a subject of a TIME cover that never ran (see cut). Last week the world learned that there had indeed been no compromise—either on the part of Imre Nagy or on the part of Nikita Khrushchev. The reasons for Nagy's obduracy in not confessing before his execution...

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