CHILDREN: Just like Daddy

In 1932, Uncle Joe Stalin issued a decree ordering death, or up to ten years' concentration camp, for anyone above twelve caught stealing "socialist property." Last week in Communist Albania, substantially the same law went into effect. Children over twelve found guilty of "conspiracy . . . or economic sabotage" may now be shot. The Albanian law seems to be part of a general crackdown on kids in satellite countries. In Bucharest last month, truckloads of weeping children were seen being driven to prison.


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