Foreign News: On the Road Back

From two travelers in the Ukraine last week came revealing glimpses of postwar Russia. One was John Fischer, associate editor of Harper's magazine, and member of an UNRRA mission which traveled in the U.S.S.R. with fewer restrictions than any foreign group has had in years. Concluding a series of articles on his trip in the current Harper's, Editor Fischer gives a vivid account of the men he found there. Excerpts:

"The Communist Party is ... a tiny, privileged ruling class marked off from the great herd it governs as sharply as any ruling class in history. It attracts the ablest and most...

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