Communists: The Divided Titans

The two giants of Communism no longer seriously bothered to conceal the extent of their quarrel, but in a curious, ritualistic way, they continued to insult by proxy. Each directed its heaviest invective against the rival's hangers-on and harassed those hapless party figures who symbolized the opposing ideological camps.

While the world's Communist parties continued to take sides between Moscow and Peking (see following story), the Russians stepped up their attacks on Vyacheslav Molotov, who has become the symbol of the implacable Stalinist-Chinese policy that Nikita Khrushchev now fights as treason to Marxism. Not long ago, Western newsmen reported, the...

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