World: In the Name of Security

Fortnight ago, Finnish President Urho K. Kekkonen barely escaped a crushing bear hug, won postponement of "military talks" with Moscow. Last week the price of the respite became clearer: a move to silence Finland's anti-öCommunists.

All of Finland's parties agree that, in foreign affairs, the country's only hope is friendly neutrality toward Russia, but domestically, there is strong opposition to Communism—particularly by Vainö Tanner's Social Democrats. Aiming his words directly at the Social Democrats, Kekkonen demanded that his political opponents retire permanently from public life. Said he: "We have been repeatedly reminded of...

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