Communists: Marxism Fails on the Farm

The Western farm expert had never seen anything like it. On a tour last summer of Soviet collective farms, he was shown fields full of weeds, cabbages crawling with caterpillars, diseased corn. At a dairy farm in Byelorussia, 120 cows were jammed into a shed so filthy that the milkmaids took off their shoes rather than risk losing them in the mud. "What I saw was appallingly bad, rundown in every respect," said the expert last week. "But my tour was planned by the Russians themselves, so what I saw must have been...

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