THE NATION: At the Heart

For nearly a decade the U.S. has known its enemy to be ruthless, wily, flexible.and, in the main, successful. Communist success is ascribed partly to U.S. blunders and hesitations, partly to the enemy's freedom from scruples. But lack of moral restraint is often the product of detachment from reality. Last week the Kremlin demonstrated—again—the weakness that lies at its heart.

The Power to Blame. As U.S. readers of the Russian mind dove into the news of Malenkov's descent, interpretations rippled further and further from the central point. Did the change portend a reversal of the post-Stalin "soft" line? Was it...

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