RUSSIA: What Joe Said

Joseph Stalin's followers (and sometimes his enemies) hang on his every word as the pronouncement of a major oracle. Last summer Italy's fellow-traveling Socialist Pietro Nenni went to Moscow to pick up his Stalin Peace Prize (worth $25,000), and got one of the rare invitations to talk with the oracle himself. On his return, Nenni glowingly reported that Stalin wants only peace, and that if Russia is allowed to keep what she took after World War II, Stalin will be satisfied.

Various accounts of what else the great man had told Nenni began appearing in the press. Last week, in London's...

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