World: MOSCOW: Real View of the Cold War

ON public occasions, including Communist Party Congresses, Nikita Khrushchev exudes confidences, pretends to see the imminent "downfall of capitalism and the establishment of Communism." But a hard-eyed realist in the Communist camp must recognize what many a Western pessimist does not: the cold war is by no means going all Russia's way. Area by area, the real view from Moscow shapes up something like this:

∙WESTERN EUROPE. Soon after World War II, Western Europe seemed ripe for Communism. Yet France has not had a Communist in its Cabinet since May 1947; the Italian Communist...

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