Communism: The Breadline Society

In the great marble hall where he once bragged of beating U.S. meat and milk output, Nikita Khrushchev last week told Soviet leaders what every Moscow housewife knows. With 12,000,000 more citizens to feed than three years ago, Russian agriculture actually produced less food last year than in 1958 and is lagging so far behind Khrushchev's ambitious targets that it "seriously threatens" the entire seven-year plan. Russians are in no danger of starvation and in fact are better fed than in Stalin's day. But production of grain, sugar beets, vegetables and butter has remained level, and the cities are...

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