Communists: Busted Bloc

As the shrewd leader of Eastern Europe's nationalist Communists and a man who has increasingly chafed under Soviet attempts to dominate world Communism, Rumania's Nicolae Ceausescu cast a jaundiced eye from the very beginning on last week's conference of Communist parties in Budapest. Ceausescu sent a Rumanian delegation only after exacting Moscow's promise that there would be no attacks on any national Communist Party and that there would be "a free exchange of views" on whether to hold a giant summit meeting of Communist parties, Moscow's chief proposal at the meeting. When both promises were broken, Ceausescu angrily ordered his...

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