HUNGARY: I Know the Story

When Communist Chief Janos Kadar told Hungary's Party Congress in Budapest last week that Soviet troops would remain in the country "as long as the international situation demands it," the guest of honor pulled off the earphones through which he had been listening to a translation of the speech. Asked by a neighbor if there was something wrong with the set, Nikita Khrushchev replied: "I know the story."

The story of Hungary three years later is still that of puppet rulers holding power only by the presence of 60,000 Russian troops. The Soviet troops are not deployed as a field...

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