FRANCE: Murder Done?

When beardless, 32-year-old Leon Sedov, editor of a violently anti-Stalin Paris Russian-language paper, and son of the world's No. 1 exile, tuft-bearded Leon Trotsky,* died last week in Paris following an operation for an "intestinal obstruction." the world press was less interested in the death than in what heavy-hearted Trotsky had to say.

"It is not true that my son suffered from a chronic intestinal disease," complained Trotsky from his Mexican refuge. "I don't have direct data that the death of L. Sedov is the handiwork of the GPU [Soviet secret police]. . . . At the...

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