Hungary: Suffering Stalinists

Since Russian tanks crushed the Budapest uprising in 1956. Communist Boss Janos Kadar, 50. has ruled Hungary with judicious use of carrot and club. He ruthlessly exterminated the revolt leaders but tried to woo the Hungarian people with consumer goods and such self-deprecating slogans as "He who is not against me is with me." To get the faltering economy moving. Kadar replaced many of the inefficient Red managers with non-Communist Hungarian technicians, arguing that "political reliability and professional competence are two different things."

Kadar's efforts to rally the country behind him have...

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