Eastern Europe: Hunters Behind the Curtain

Into East Europe's, shaggy capitals each day come scores of eager and secretive men from Western Europe. They are businessmen who have found that it pays to do business with the Communists. Their credentials are impeccably blue chip—Krupp, Volvo, Renault, Imperial Chemical Industries. By day, they hustle off to talk trade with ministers, plant managers and bureaucrats. By night, they cluster in the crowded bars and dining rooms of the hotels frequented mostly by foreigners: Warsaw's Bristol, Prague's Alcron, Bucharest's Athénée Palace. More than at any other time in the postwar...

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