The Press: Karicatures

To little Finland, hard on Russia's border, a cool word from the Kremlin comes as the harshest winter blast. In that perilous political climate, a shy, gangling newspaper cartoonist named Kari Suomalainen has enraged none other than Nikita Khrushchev, set Finland's political leaders to quaking in their boots, and delighted his countrymen by seeing Red with a sharp satiric eye. Says Cartoonist Kari Suomalainen, 38, much more simply than the situation warrants: "It is my duty to be anti-Communist."

At least one Karicature in the liberal Helsinki Sanomat, Finland's largest daily (circ. 250,000),...

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