Foreign News: The Cause of Murder

The four men who were hanged or shot in Budapest last week were not executed in punishment for their crimes, real or fancied. They were killed to alert the Communist world to a major Russian policy decision—a decision so important that Nikita Khrushchev felt obliged to summon four of his principal ambassadors (including ever-smiling Mikhail Menshikov, busy-bee Washington partygoer and TV performer) back to Moscow for conferences, and to call an extraordinary meeting of the 130-man Central Committee of the Communist Party of the U.S.S.R.

No one outside Russia could be sure just...

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