Brezhnev: A One-Man Band

When Leonid Brezhnev summoned his Polish comrades to Moscow last week he must have been feeling especially sure of himself; the 26th Soviet Communist Party congress had just finished showering him with glory. Through session after session, Brezhnev had listened impassively to a stream of eulogies on his wisdom, his leadership, his "tireless" struggles for peace. Then after eight days it was over, and Brezhnev stepped to the podium last week to bring the congress to a close. Looking relatively vigorous and speaking forcefully, though with his usual slur, the 74-year-old leader...

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